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St Bede's Pastoral Centre

The information brochure for our 2018 residential retreats can be downloaded here.

Individually Guided Silent Retreats
Dates are available from Monday April 9th – Friday April 20th 2018

Directors: Julia MacDonald / Angus MacDonald

Themed Weekend Retreat: ‘Returning to Centre’
Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th June

“There is a root, a depth in thee from which all your faculties come forth, as lines from a centre or as branches from the body of the tree. This depth is called the Centre, the unity, the eternity, the infinity of thy soul” – William Law

Arrival time of 4pm Friday and after lunch departure at 2pm on Sunday.

Led by Julia MacDonald

General information...

The residential retreats at Whitby are held at the house of the Congregation of Jesus on West Cliff in Whitby, right on the sea front. Whitby town is a 20 minute walk away. There are good and varied walks in the locality. There is also a swimming pool and basic shops nearby. There are churches of most denominations in the town and mass is available locally.

The house is simple as is the organisation of the retreats - the style of direction is basically Ignatian but is adapted to each person. The house has a small private chapel and a sheltered garden behind.

See brochure for more details.


IGR's -
please contact the office in the first instance with your preferred dates and your enquiry will be directed to Julia.

As the dates are not fixed for these retreats, Julia will need to consider if your preferred dates can be accommodated and, where not, explore other timings which might work for you. Once your dates have been confirmed with Julia, you will be sent a booking form.

Weekend Retreat - please contact the office for a booking form

Places on these retreats are limited so please enquire early. If you do have to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can inform those on the waiting lists.