Programme

Until 23rd March 2020, 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 25th January 2-5.30pm
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 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 knitting or a good book. An optional 30 minute meditation will take place at 2pm. Tea & cake will be available from 4pm.
Suggested donation £10

Sunday 26th January 12.30-5.30pm
Sabbath Retreat
Share Sunday lunch with others then spend the afternoon as you wish. Bring a book, wander in the garden or sit by the fire. The afternoon will conclude with a simple Communion at 5pm.
Suggested donation £15

Tuesday 4th February 10am-4pm
“Speak Lord, your servant is listening”
We are often very good at talking to God but not so good at listening. During this day we will speak less and listen more, allowing God’s still small voice to speak to us through Scripture, the natural world and our own creativity. If you are currently seeking God’s direction this might be the day for you.
Suggested donation £20

Saturday 8th February 2-5pm
Open Afternoon – “Come away and rest a while”
See 25th January for more details

Saturday 22nd February 2-5pm
Open Afternoon – “Come away and rest a while”
See 25th January for more details

Sunday 23rd February 12.30-5.30pm
Sabbath Retreat
See 26th January for more details

Saturday 14th March 10am-4pm
Wilderness Prayer: A Quiet Day for Lent
If we are honest, we all experience wilderness times in life and faith. Usually we long to escape them but in retrospect can see the hand of God bringing blessing and growth. On this day we will follow the examples of Elijah, Moses and Jesus thirsting for relief, relationship and reassurance. If you currently feel like you’re lost in the wilderness this day might be particularly for you.
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