6 – DAY PREACHED RETREATS 2020

 May 6th-12th        

Bishop John Crowley

 “You have made us for yourself O God and our hearts are restless until they rest in you”

St Augustine

At the heart of each of us is a God shaped emptiness which God alone can fill.  “Like the deer that yearns for running streams so my soul is longing for you my God”.  (Ps 41)

June 3rd-9th

Fr Michael Winstanley, SDB

SYMBOLS OF ALIVENESS IN THE FOURTH GOSPEL

We will explore and reflect on the wonderful symbols in the gospel of John like bread, light and water.  This reveals something about Jesus and helps us to deepen our spirituality as his disciples.

July 3rd-9th

Fr Chris Thomas

MATTHEW:  A GOSPEL OF MERCY & COMPASSION

In this year of Matthew, the retreat will focus on the Gospel and the Jesus that it presents to us.  We will be invited to explore the truth of mercy & compassion for ourselves and through us for the world.  There will be prayer experiences as well as input and silence.  Do join us and delve more deeply into Matthew and into yourself.

8 – DAY INDIVIDUALLY GUIDED  RETREAT 2020

 Aug 3rd-12th  8 days with option for 6 days ie: from 5th Aug       

Fr Paul Fletcher  S.J.  &  The Briery Team                

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

THEMED WEEKENDS 2020

June 12th-14th

Abi & John May

LIVING WITH LOSS – Part 1

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

Nov 6th-8th

Hilary Webster

CIRCLE DANCING WEEKEND

ADVENT PREACHED RETREAT 2020

Dec 11th-13th

Fr Eamonn Mulcahy

THE EVER-COMING GOD

DAYS WITH GUEST SPEAKER 2020

Mar 4th

Angela Rogerson

MINDFULNESS DAY: “The Sacred Pause”

Angela Rogerson will lead a day on Mindfulness in the Christian Tradition.

Mar 5th or 7th (choose either date)

Fr Dennis Cassidy

A LENTEN JOURNEY

Join us for this Lenten Day of Reflection.

Jun 11th

Margaret Silf

CHANGING THE STORY

Our lives are profoundly shaped by the stories we tell.  We will explore some familiar scripture stories alongside our own stories about ourselves, our world and our faith.

Dec 4th or 5th (choose either date)

Fr Dennis Cassidy

THE GIFT OF JESUS – ADVENT UNWRAPPED!

Additional retreats are added to the programme throughout the year.

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