Programme

During autumn 2019, Charlecote Quiet Garden will be open for a variety of guided quiet days and unguided drop-in afternoons. Do look down the list and take note of the ones which catch your eye or touch your heart, or maybe just those where you have space in your diary!

Spaces are limited so early booking is advised.

To make a booking please contact us at and we’ll send you a booking form.

Saturday 21st September 10am-4pm
Listening for God’s Voice
We are often very good at talking to God but not so good at listening. Sometimes this is because we fill our lives with distractions and other times it is because we haven’t learnt to discern the sound of God’s voice. During this day we will listen for God’s voice through contemplative prayer, scripture and the natural world.
Suggested donation £20

Sunday 22nd September 12.30-5.30pm
Sabbath Retreat
Join with others for Sunday lunch, followed by an afternoon spent as you wish. Bring a book, write in your journal, sit in the garden or explore the footpaths of the local countryside. The afternoon will conclude with a simple Communion service at 5pm.
Suggested donation £15

Wednesday 2nd October 9.30am-2.30pm
Quiet Day for Parents & Carers
Drop your children off at school and retreat for a day of peace, rest and being cared for. The day will include a guided meditation, praying with scripture and space to be. Lunch will be provided.
Suggested donation £20

Saturday 5th October 2-5pm
Open Afternoon – “Come away and rest a while”
If you’d like some quiet space but are afraid that a day might be too long, then why not drop in for a couple of hours on one of our open afternoons? These afternoons are completely unstructured so you can use the time as you please. Sit by the fire or wrap up warm and find a bench in the garden. Bring your craft project or a good book. Tea & cake will be available at 3.30pm. An optional 30 minute evening meditation will take place at 4.30pm.
Suggested donation £10

Monday 14th October 9.15-3pm *Fully booked*
Bread Making Retreat
Discover the joys of making, baking and sharing bread. While the dough is rising we’ll take time to ponder biblical references to bread. By the end of the day you’ll have fresh bread to take home with you. All ingredients will be supplied. No prior experience necessary.
Suggested donation £25 (Includes the cost of ingredients)

Saturday 2nd November  2-5pm
Open Afternoon – “Come away and rest a while”
See 5th October for more details

Thursday 14th November 10am-4pm *Only 2 places left*
Seasons Change
As the last of the leaves fall off the trees, we will reflect upon where God may be inviting us to let go of commitments, thought patterns or unhealthy habits. This quiet day is especially appropriate for anyone facing a time of change.
Suggested donation £20

Sunday 17th November 12.30-5.30pm *Fully booked*
Sabbath Retreat
Join with others for Sunday lunch, followed by an afternoon spent as you wish. Bring a book, curl up by the fire, wander in the garden or if you’re feeling energetic explore the footpaths of the local countryside. The afternoon will conclude with a simple Communion service at 5pm.
Suggested donation £15

Saturday 30th November 2-5pm
Open Afternoon – “Come away and rest a while”
See 5th October for more details

Saturday 7th December 10am-4pm *Places available*
Monday 16th December 10am-4pm *Fully Booked*
Bringing to Birth
During Advent, escape the pre-Christmas madness and spend a day making room for Christ to be brought to birth in your life.
Suggested donation £20

*If the dates or themes listed here don’t suit you then please get in touch to arrange your own quiet day. Individual and group enquiries always welcome.*

To make a booking please contact us at and we’ll send you a booking form.

Outline Programme for Guided Quiet Days

9.45-10.15am Arrivals & coffee

10.15am Welcome & Opening Prayer

10.45am Group meditation

11.15 Quiet time for reflection

12.45pm Lunch

1.45pm Creative Reflection

3pm Drawing things together & Closing Prayer

3.30pm Tea, cake & departures