WHAT IS A QUIET DAY?
In the rush and bustle of life there are times to celebrate and times to be focused and working hard. There are times to relax with friends and family and there are times to be alone.
There are also times where what we need
- is to step aside from everyday activities and preoccupations,
- to be with God,
- to hear His voice
and to respond to His invitation just to be with him. A quiet day offers us just such an opportunity.
ST BARNABAS QUIET DAYS
We offer Quiet Days which are open to anyone who wants time with God. Typically we have offered two quiet days a year; one to prepare for Advent and another during the summer. Usually we book space at a retreat centre or monastic house for the day and are able to take advantage of beautiful and peaceful surroundings
The days are led by a director, often from outside St Barnabas. The day consists of a mixture of worship, input from the director and space to think and pray on our own.
We usually keep silence for the majority of the day but some people also like to be able to chat over lunch and we make arrangements for them to be able to do so if they wish.
Usually our quiet days have a theme for the day and in the past themes have included:
‘Under the Shadow of His Wings -finding peace in God’s loving presence’
‘Mary’s story, Mary’s song’
‘Poetry and prayer’
‘Friendship with God’
‘Love was His meaning’ – drawing on the life and words of Julian of
To find out about forthcoming Quiet Days please look out for details which will be advertised in our weekly Bulletin.
- Join us for our regular Sunday services
- 8am Quiet Communion (no music)
- 10am Lively Mass (with youth and children's work)