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Praying with Francis and Clare – Tuesday 11th to Friday 14th September

During this retreat we will explore prayer in the lives of Francis and Clare to see what we can learn for our own prayer lives. There will be extended periods of silence and some meals in silence. We will pray together and also join the Hilfield community in their regular rhythm of chapel offices. Along with opportunities for discussion, there will be time to relax and enjoy the Dorset countryside.

The retreat will start with evening prayer at 5.15pm on Tuesday. It will end at 11.30am on Friday, after a final Eucharist together.

The retreat will be led by the Revd Dr Simon Cocksedge TSSF.

The suggested donation for the 4 days is £150 which includes meals and accommodation. We are willing to accept less if this figure is not possible for you. Please contact Suzi who will be happy to help you with your booking in confidence.  We ask people to Gift Aid their donation wherever possible.

We do not make a charge for guests to stay with us but any donation towards our life and ministry is gratefully received. Our ministry includes our work with the poor and marginalised in our country, as well as promoting Franciscan values of justice, peace and integrity of creation. We estimate that it costs £40 to host a guest per day but all your contributions enable our work to go on. Thank you for all your support and encouragement in many ways, however much you are able to give it is important to us that you come and share in our community life.


11 September @ 5:00 pm


14 September @ 11:30 am

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