Lenten Retreat 2020

Sunday 1st March to Saturday 4th April 2020

‘Sing to the Lord a new song’ Psalm 96.1

An Individually Guided Retreat in Daily Life

This retreat is an opportunity to deepen your prayer life in preparation for Holy Week. It is also an opportunity to experience spiritual accompaniment as you will meet weekly with a prayer companion. Spiritual accompaniment is a moment to share your thoughts and reflections about your faith journey during the retreat with your companion. Your prayer companion will provide you with the necessary tools for your prayer each week.

The retreat will begin on Sunday 1st March

2.00 pm Welcome, Tea and coffee for a 2.30 pm start to 6.00 pm

at the Sisters of St Andrew, 99 Belmont Hill, SE13 5DY London Lewisham.

The retreat finishes on Saturday 4th April

2.00 pm for a 2.30pm start to 6.00pm

at the same venue.

What do I need for the retreat?

An open heart!

A desire to commit for the duration of the 5 weeks of Lent.

A Bible and a note book.

How much time will I need?

Apart from the opening and closing meeting at St Andrew, you will need:

  • A daily time of personal prayer (approximately 30 minutes).
  • A time each week to meet your prayer companion. Preferably this would be on the same day and time each week, this can be arranged together according to availability. In most cases, the meeting will be at St Andrew’s, but there are also possibilities to meet a prayer companion in Catford, Brockley, Bromley, Orpington, Sidcup, Welling, Swanley Village, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge. We will do our best to suit everybody.

Who are the prayer companions?

The prayer companions are trained in spiritual accompaniment. They belong to different Christian denominations. The prayer companions include several Sisters of St Andrew.

How much does it cost?

The suggested donation is £40 – £60 for the 5 weeks of the retreat. Cost shouldn’t be an obstacle. Information about how to send your donation here.

The donation goes towards covering expenses for the prayer material, the venue and preparation of the two afternoons as well as the cost of transport for the prayer companions (when needed). Within the range given, each person chooses what contribution they make. If you need a receipt, please let us know.

Printable flier and printable booking form for the Lenten Retreat.

If you are interested in the Lenten Retreat, please contact us by phone, email or via the ‘Contact us’ page on the web

Please book before the 20th February 2020. Thank you.

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