6 – DAY PREACHED RETREATS 2021

 May 5th-11th        CANCELLED
Bishop John Crowley

 Our Restless Search for God
At the heart of every woman, man and child there is a God shaped emptiness which no-one or nothing else can fill because it is God shaped.

June 2nd-8th
Fr John Farrell, OP

“I am the Vine, you are the Branches” (John 15)
A silent retreat with meditations on passages from St John’s Gospel, on living out a eucharistic life and being fruitful in Christ.

July 12th – 18th

Fr Donald Senior, CP

Following Jesus – Discipleship in the New Testament

This retreat will offer presentations on key New Testament texts from the Gospels, St Paul’s Letters and the Letters of Peter to reflect on the meaning of discipleship today

June 28th – July 5th9th
Fr Tom McGuinness, SJ & Sr Magdalen Lawler, SND

A Gaze of Wonder
Reflecting on Gospel mysteries, using scripture, poerty, art and music, to uncover the gifts of the gospel.

8 – DAY INDIVIDUALLY GUIDED  RETREAT 2021

 Aug 16th – 25th  8 days or Aug 16th – 23rd 6 days

Fr Paul Fletcher  S.J.  &  The Briery Team                

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

THEMED WEEKENDS 2021

March 12th – 14th – CANCELLED
MINDFULNESS WEEKEND with Anne Harrison & Angela Rogerson

A weekend retreat of well-being and mindfulness practices, reminding us that God is present to us in every cell of our being.

May 14th – 15th

Hilary Webster

CIRCLE DANCING WEEKEND

June 11th – 13th

Abi & John May

LIVING WITH LOSS – Part 1

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

Dec 10th – 12th

Fr Michael Winstanley, SBD

Advent Preached Retreat Weekend

“Advent Characters”

DAYS WITH GUEST SPEAKER 2021

Mar 5th or 6th (choose either date)

Fr Dennis Cassidy  CANCELLED

A LENTEN JOURNEY

Join us for this Lenten Day of Reflection.

Jun 15th

Margaret Silf    CANCELLED

MOVING ON, MOVING BEYOND

‘You have stayed long enough on this mountain.’ These are the words of God to a pilgrim people at Horeb. Has the trauma of 2020 just been a global misfortune, or is it a God-given opporunity to move beyond our present way of being towards something new and more reflective of the holy mystery?

Sept 28th

Angela Rogerson

MINDFULNESS DAY: “The Sacred Pause”

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

Dec 3rd or 4th (choose either date)

Fr Dennis Cassidy

Advent Day of Reflection and Prayer

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