Quiet times and personal reflection

As a whole community we engage with a weekly spiritual formation programme, consisting of a 50-minute session on a key topic relating to Christian discipleship followed by an hour of silence, meant for personal contemplation and prayer.

These sessions help you learn more about spiritual disciplines and traditions in the church and to engage in different forms of prayer and the rule of life.

We also lead three quiet days a year, each involving different opportunities for personal and corporate reflection, prayer and spiritual growth. (Read more about a sample retreat day.)

Annually, students are also offered an option to visit the Franciscan community at Hilfield Priory.

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