6 – DAY PREACHED RETREATS

 June 6th—13th        

Fr. Louis Hughes O.P.

 A BREATH OF LIFE

Natural breathing as a way of opening up to the Holy Spirit at work within us.  Talks and guided exercises.  “The Lord breathed into his nostrils a breath of life.”

(Genesis 2:7)

July 4th – 11th                       

Fr. Daniel O’Leary

AN ASTONISHING SECRET

Many of us live out our lives not knowing how precious, unique and lovable we are.  And when we are told this, we find it hard to believe.  We have six silent summer days to discover an amazing secret!

July 18th—25th    

Fr. John Füllenbach S.V.D.

COMPASSION

Jesus’ fundamental message was to tell us who God really is and who we are: unconditionally loved and constantly surrounded with his compassionate concern.  The question is: where and how can we experience this love & compassion in daily life?

Sept 26th-Oct 3rd          

Bishop John Crowley

 ST. AUGUSTINE says . . .

“Rest and You will See

See & You will Love

Love & You will Praise”

6 – DAY INDIVIDUALLY GUIDED  RETREAT

 Aug 6th-Aug 13th  option to extend to 8 days.       

Fr Paul Fletcher  S.J.  &  The Briery Team                

IGRs are available throughout the year subject to availability of Retreat Directors & Centre

THEMED WEEKENDS

 March 23rd  – 25th                             
Angela Rogerson

MINDFULNESS – COME AWAY AND REST A WHILE

An opportunity to step aside from everyday life, to take time & reflect.

July 27th – 29th                                     
Abi May

LIVING WITH A LIFE-CHANGING LOSS THROUGH BEREAVEMENT

The aim of this retreat is to better equip ourselves to deal with life-changing loss.

 Sept  7th-9th                                              
 Abi May

        LIVING WITH A LIFE-CHANGING LOSS THROUGH BEREAVEMENT—Follow Up

A retreat intended for those who would like a follow up from 2017 and earlier in 2018.

 

Nov 2nd-4th             
Hilary Webster

CIRCLE DANCING WEEKEND

 

Nov 16th-18th     
Rev’d Cathy Nightingale

 B. S. L. DEAF RETREAT

Time with God.

DAYS WITH GUEST SPEAKER 2018

 Tues 18th September 2018            
Margaret Silf

BORN TO FLY

We are living through times of immense and unpredictable change and many of us are struggling to plot a spiritual path through this landscape.  A day of reflection and exploration.

Sat 5th May   
Linda Pennington/Florence Begley

REFLECTING UPON THE EASTER MYSTERIES         

A retreat day for those newly baptised, fully initiated or received into full communion with the Catholic Church & their catechists & sponsors.

RETREATS FOR WHOLE SCHOOL STAFF, LEADERSHIP & ACADEMY TRUSTS

  Led by Bernard Martin, retired Head Teacher, or Linda Pennington, Co-ordinator for catechesis from the Diocese of Leeds. Alternatively, a school may wish to provide their own leader.

DAYS OF REFLECTION

Tues 20th Feb                              
Fr Dennis Cassidy

WHAT THE DOCTORS SAY

An exploration of some of the writings of the Doctors of the Church as we journey through Lent.

Fri 7th Dec                                    
Fr Dennis Cassidy

WHAT THE TEACHERS SAY

An exploration of some of the teachings of the various schools of Spirituality as we journey through Advent.

  

               

GENERAL INFORMATION

All the events listed in the programme are open to everyone.  Preached Retreats and Individually Guided Retreats are silent.  They begin with an evening meal at 6.00pm and end after breakfast on the final day.  Weekend Retreats begin with an evening meal at 6.00pm on Friday and end after lunch on Sunday.

CONFERENCE FACILITIES

Dining Room                   Capacity            60+
Chapel (with screened off sanctuary)     100+
Fountains Conference Room                   36+
Bolton Sitting Room                                 15+
Rievaulx Library Room                             20+
Oratory                                                       6+

ACCOMMODATION (Wi-Fi available throughout the house & cottage)

27 Total capacity in all beds in house
30 including Cottage
23 sleeping singly
26 including Cottage
20 en-suite rooms (includes flat & 4 twins)

3 ordinary rooms

SELF CATERING COTTAGE AVAILABLE IN GROUNDS

PARISH RETREATS  & INDIVIDUALS

We run a number of Parish Retreats throughout the year.  Interested?  Do contact us.

Private Groups & Individuals for IGRs are welcome subject to availability.

SPIRITUAL DIRECTION & SUPERVISION

The Briery Team offers on-going Spiritual Direction and Supervision (for ministry or Spiritual Direction). Contact the office for details.

DIRECTIONS & PARKING

Postcode for Google Maps & Satnav: LS29 9BW.

There is a small car park.  If full, park on Victoria Ave or Grove Road & enter through  garden gate.

ENQUIRIES AND BOOKINGS TO:

The Retreat Secretary, The Briery Retreat Centre,

38 Victoria Avenue, Ilkley, West Yorks. LS29 9BW

Tel: 01943 607287

email: briery@btconnect.com