We would like to invite you to the Advent Retreat on Saturday 3rd December. Please reply to Christopher Chapman directly at the email address below.
Waiting, Watching, Awakening
A retreat day for Advent
Saturday December 3rd, 10 am to 3 pm
At the Franciscan International Study Centre, Giles Lane, Canterbury, CT2 7NA
The Christian year begins not with the great feasts of Christmas, Easter or Pentecost but with waiting. Advent is in many ways a stark season – a time to be in touch with our deepest desires and needs. It is a season of longing directed towards Christ, revealed as God-with-us, Emmanuel. Advent is a season of waiting, but in hope and in expectation.
The day will be led by Christopher Chapman, an experienced retreat leader and spiritual guide. He is the author of Seeing in the Dark [Canterbury Press 2013].
Programme for the day
Coffee and tea will be available from 9.30am
10am Introduction to the day
10.15am Waiting with Creation
10.45am Quiet space with prayer exercises provided
11.30am Watching with the Prophets
12 noon Quiet space with prayer exercises provided
12.30pm Lunch [please bring your own]
1.15pm The awakening of Christ within
2pm Quiet space with prayer exercises provided
2.40pm Gathering and prayer
3pm Tea and depart
Suggested donation for the day £10, or what you can afford.
To help with the organisation of the day please let us know that you intend to come.
Contact Christopher Chapman: firstname.lastname@example.org 01227 479498