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Non-guided Retreats

The College offers a quiet setting for a break from the rigours of day-to-day life so that you can return to work refreshed and reinvigorated. In term-time, you can choose to participate in as many aspects of the life of the College as you wish, including worship, lectures and social events - or come in the vacations for a quiet place for rest and reflection. The Cuddesdon Sisters are in year-round residence and welcome the company of visitors.

Guided Retreat

Painting and Prayer Retreat, £299 - SOLD OUT
4pm on 7th to after lunch on 11th August 2017
Space to reflect, pray and worship and time to be creative. Each day there will be silence, worship together, a meditation from the chaplain and plenty of time to paint.  Help and encouragement is given to everyone, beginner or experienced painter alike.  No previous painting experience is necessary and all that is needed is a willingness to be open and to explore how our creativity can be a vehicle through which God can speak to us.  We are also happy to include those who don't wish to paint but might like to come for the silence; maybe to read, to study or to walk. 

Led by Christine Phillips who trained at Hornsey College of Art and Design, and is now a retired teacher and practising printmaker, and tutor of a U3A painting class.  She will be accompanied by chaplain Revd Christine Dodd.

Poetry and Prayer Retreat, £299
21st-25th August 2017
Flowering is a beautiful way to describe how the spiritual life deepens and matures, and even 'buds again'. It's something celebrated in poetry from George Herbert to Edwin Muir and many others, and there will be the opportunity to enjoy some of these great poems as well as doing our own writing to explore this theme. The retreat leaders will bring books of poetry and some devotional books, and participants may want to bring some of their own to share. Each day has a good balance of poetry, worship and free time.
Margaret and Jock Stein have worked together for many years in ministry and leading retreats. Margaret is an artist and Church of Scotland minister, while Jock is a poet and minister who also runs the Handsel Press and enjoys gardening and music. He plays in a pipe band but is not proposing to bring a set of bagpipes to Cuddesdon.


There is a range of accommodation to suit most requirements, including single, double and twin rooms; shared bathroom facilities and en-suite rooms; self-contained flats; and, in the summer vacation, cottages in Cuddesdon village. Modern luxury en-suite rooms in the newly built Harriet Monsell House are available throughout all vacations.
For current accommodation rates, click here.

For all Retreat and Accommodation enquiries, please contact Gill Keeble-Childs on 01865 877479 or gill.keeble@rcc.ac.uk.  

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