St Antony's Quiet Days

St Antony’s is an ideal place for Quiet Days: it’s easy to get to, we have a range of meeting rooms, lovely surroundings and, of course, that magnificent view…

A Quiet Day is like a mini-retreat: some time out to reflect, be still and re-charge. This could take a variety of forms: we are able to cater for both individuals and groups, and we also put on a programme of St Antony’s Quiet Days, led by members of the Priory team.

A typical Quiet Day for a group will run from 10am-4pm and will usually consist of a couple of addresses, a midday eucharist, space and time for personal reflection, and a concluding act of worship. This structure may vary according the theme or the group in question.

Please note, we are currently not providing meals, and advise people to bring a packed lunch. Catering can sometimes be provided by arrangement.

Upcoming events are normally listed on our Facebook page and can sometimes be booked in advance online.

Hospitality

We have four small meeting rooms for one-to-one’s, including one on the ground floor, plus a larger meeting room for small groups (max. 8 people), and the ‘seminar room’, which is ideal for larger groups, courses and presentations (max. 15-20 people).

Quiet Days for Individuals

Individuals seeking spiritual refreshment, or simply some time and space to relax and unwind can book one of our meeting rooms for a full or half day. You may wish simply to enjoy some peace and quiet alone, but you will also be very welcome to attend any services taking place in the Chapel.

Quiet days can be arranged on any day of the week, but on certain days we may be able to offer additional support, including:

  • Reflexology and a range of holistic treatments including aromatherapy massage, Indian Head and Hot Stones massage with a fully qualified professional massage therapist. Treatments can be tailored to individual needs, available on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • An opportunity for an informal chat with a trained and experienced spiritual director or a member of the clergy able to offer a listening ear. Any such listening would be strictly confidential, subject to issues of safeguarding.

Half days, either morning or afternoon, as well as full days can be booked. If coming for a full day, please bring a packed lunch.

Individual Quiet Days are available to all, but we are particularly keen to encourage members of the clergy to make use of the resources and support we can offer. An information sheet can be downloaded here.

For further details, availability, bookings and costs, please contact the Priory.