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April 2020

Quiet Day: Conversations

6th April, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
£33

What was going on in the minds of some of the characters at the beginning of the final days before the death of Jesus?

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May 2020

Quiet Day: Soaking in Solitude

4th May, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
£33

How do you experience being alone? A desert or an oasis? Led by Rachel Bennet and three Community of the Tree of Life Novices, this day will explore the practice of building intentional periods of solitude into our lives. Rachel leads the Community of the Tree of Life as its Prior. She spent 15 years in parish ministry before coming to Leicester. She is a trained Spiritual Director and loves solitude...though she best likes to share it with the companionship…

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June 2020

June Quiet Day: Looking Afresh at Pentecost

1st June, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
£33

Through the day, led by Catherine Lomas, you are invited to reflect on the events of Acts 2 with a range of Pentecost images from around the world. Drawing on her practice as a theological artist, Revd Catherine will also introduce her own image of Pentecost for further contemplation. The Revd Catherine Lomas is Pioneer Vicar for Irchester with Stanton Cross.  Through her theological studies, she has explored the use of visual means to represent theological concepts and is currently…

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July 2020

July Quiet Day: A Still Voice Among the Noise

6th July, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
£33

Using the method of the Fellowship of Contemplative Prayer, we shall explore and experience the Word of God as spoken directly in the Bible. This day will be appropriate both for beginners and those with some experience of contemplative prayer. There will be 2 structured contemplative sessions, times of more formal prayer and plenty of opportunity to reflect and enjoy the wonderful Launde surroundings. The afternoon will conclude with a eucharist. Revd. Charles Dobbin is a Canon Emeritus of Leicester…

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August 2020

August Quiet Day: The Jesus Prayer

3rd August, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
£33

For centuries the Jesus Prayer has been leading Eastern Orthodox Christians into the wordless, imageless stillness of the mystery of God. More recently it has been helping a growing number of Christians in the West to find a deeper relationship with Him. This Quiet day, led by Jim Wellington, will seek to address three questions: 1. What is the Jesus Prayer? 2. How do we pray the Jesus Prayer? 3. How can the Jesus Prayer help us? The Reverend Dr…

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September 2020

September Quiet Day: Julian’s Hazelnut

7th September, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
£33

Chris Webb Julian of Norwich was a medieval contemplative who was given a series of remarkable visions of God's love, grace, joy, compassion, and care for the whole of creation. In this Quiet Day, led by Chris Webb, we'll reflect on a couple of these visions - the vision of the hazelnut and the vision of Mary - and explore whether Julian's revelations might still speak us today as lovers of God. Chris Webb is Deputy Warden of Launde Abbey…

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October 2020

October Quiet Day: Presenting Our Lives to God

5th October, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
£33

Led by Andrew Hall, this will be a day spent contemplating the phrase written by Paul in Romans 12:1 and enshrined in the Prayer of Oblation in the Church of England Book of Common Prayer. People often use the term, "What you see is what you get.” It is shorthand for 'I may be a plain-speaking rough diamond, but I have no hidden agenda - let my reputation precede me', in the same way that people used to say 'take…

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November 2020

November Quiet Day: Known

2nd November, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
£33

What does it mean to know God, and be known by God? How can we find joy in our God-given identity? This quiet day, led by Emily Owen, day offers gentle space to be affirmed as God’s children, to spend time with Him, and draw closer to His heart. Emily is an author and public speaker. She began writing following a medical diagnosis which turned her life plans upside-down. After publishing her first devotional books, in the 30 Days series,…

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December 2020

December Quiet Day: Redemption Songs

7th December, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
£33

As Luke tells the story of Jesus’ birth, he supplies us with four powerful songs from people caught up in God’s great climax of salvation. Through the songs of Mary, Zechariah, the Angels, and Simeon, this Quiet Day, led by Lusa Ngoy invites us deeper into this divine soundscape. Will we remain mere audience members or courageously join in the eternal choir of witnesses? Lusa is the BAME Mission and Ministry Enabler for Leicester Diocese. He has a passion for…

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