What’s On?

We have so much happening this year, that we wanted to give you a glimpse of some of what we have planned. Please check back regularly for further news and updates.

Please also take a look at our Mass Times Page with news of our daily online Mass and special monthly Healing Mass (First Tuesday of every month) and Holy Spirit Mass (first Monday of every month). You’re very welcome to join us online for these Masses.

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Our Events

Contemplative weekend – Seeing with eyes of the Heart

27th – 29th May

This retreat is part of a series of weekend retreats. Each weekend stands alone, with its own theme, but all are connected by the contemplative dimension and offer a different perspective to help us live in continual awareness of God’s presence. Through ‘contemplative seeing’ we will explore photography and works of art to help us see ‘with the eyes of the heart’, finding God’s beauty and goodness in perhaps unexpected places. And just as we will learn how to pray with a painting, we will also explore how to pray with the photographic images that we receive as we go on our contemplative walks (please note that no artistic knowledge is required, nor is there a need for any special photographic equipment– a basic camera phone will suffice).

God’s love poured out retreat

3rd– 5th June

At the first Pentecost the first believers in Jesus experienced the powerful inflow of the spirit of Risen Lord which filled the Church and poured forth into the world (Acts 2). This is the promise of every Pentecost. This retreat will prepare us to enter more deeply into the mystery of Pentecost, encouraging us to allow ourselves to experience the loving inflow of divine love that empowers and recreates.

‘Listening to the Voice of the Heart’: A Contemplative Weekend Retreat

24th – 26th June

This retreat is part of a series of weekend retreats. Each weekend stands alone, with its own theme, but all are connected by the contemplative dimension and offer a different perspective to help us live in continual awareness of God’s presence. Through ‘contemplative listening’ we will explore how and to what/to whom we listen as we open ourselves to listen ‘with the ears of the heart.’ We will engage with poetry and music to help attune us to God who speaks into our silent listening.

Mary, the ‘Perfect Mirror’ of God’s Glory

13th– 16th July

A Triduum Retreat in preparation for the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mount Carmel exploring Mary in the light of Sacred Scripture and the Carmelite tradition.

‘Resting in the Word’: A Contemplative Weekend Retreat

22nd – 24th July

This retreat is part of a series of weekend retreats. Each weekend stands alone, with its own theme, but all are connected by the contemplative dimension and offer a different perspective to help us live in continual awareness of God’s presence. Through ‘contemplative reading’ we will explore the ancient practice of Lectio Divina, the Word of God alive and active, ever creating, ever restoring. Time will be given for both private and group practice of this way of praying.

Spiritual Commitment and Soul-Care – Fr Innocent Igbokwe, OCD

Saturday 4th June 2022 – 10am- 12 noon 

This weekend’s theme will explore the formational role of the evangelical counsels also known as the counsels of perfection (chastity, poverty and obedience; cf. Matthew 19:21) when lived according to one’s state in life; and propose fidelity to them as key in the strive to deepen one’s spiritual life in the midst of daily living. This accords with the Carmelite vision of everyday life lived in ‘union with God’ as within the reach of all. The importance of adopting, cultivating and nurturing essential dispositions that facilitate this life of intimacy with God that flows out to all will get highlighted.