Priests’ and Deacons’ Retreat @Home

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Monday 1st - Thursday 4th February 2021


“Fairest thou where all are fair”

Contemplating Mary in poetry, art & music

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, this year’s Priests' and Deacons' Retreat is taking place online only.

As well as daily worship there will be addresses from: Bishop Rowan Williams, Sister Gemma Simmonds and Dr Matthew Salisbury on this year's theme.

Videos and live-streamed content will be available below and will be password protected. The content will also be available to view at a later time.

The retreat is open to Priests, Deacons, Ordinands, Members of Religious Communities, Licenced Lay Ministers and Pastoral Assistants. If you are unsure, please do get in touch via the email below.

Registration is essential as a password and full details/instructions will only be sent out to participants who have registered for the retreat.

To register for free, please contact Venetia Davies ( / Tel 01328 824204).



Monday 1st February

8.00pm     Welcome, First Visit and Night Prayer


Tuesday 2nd February

10.00am   First Address: Contemplating Mary in Poetry - Bishop Rowan Williams

12.00pm  Holy Hour & Benediction (Live)

6.00pm    Shrine Prayers (Live- also available publicly)

8.00pm    Blessing & Procession of Candles and Solemn Mass (Live- also available publicly)


Wednesday 3rd February

10.00am  Second Address Contemplating Mary in Art - Sister Gemma Simmonds CJ

12.00pm  Holy Hour & Benediction (Live)

5.00pm    Evening prayer followed by Mass (Live)

6.00 pm   Shrine Prayers (Live- also available publicly)

8.00 pm   Devotion to Our Lady


Thursday 4th February

10.00am   Third Address Contemplating Mary in Music - Dr Matthew Salisbury

12.00pm   Mass (Live)

12:45pm   Last Visit



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