Peace and Quiet Days
Come and enjoy the space, peace and quiet of Blackley for a day of retreat.
For many of us, life can be a continual round of doing, yet we know that it is important for our mental, spiritual and emotional life to take time to stop, reflect and pray. So these Peace and Quiet Days here at Blackley are an opportunity to do just that. In peaceful surroundings, come and stop.
Use the space, resources, and grounds of the Blackley Centre, including the Chapel, as you wish,
in silent prayer, reflection, reading, meditation.
These days are especially helpful for those who want to discover more about how to manage themselves in conflict situations, or who need some support or coaching to get through a difficult time.
Previous attenders have all given it 5* rating (out of 5!) and have expressed appreciation for the reflections and coaching they have received.
The Centre will be available for retreat from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm on:
Saturday 5th January 2019
Wednesday 6th March 2019
Saturday 11th May 2019
Wednesday 10th July 2019
Friday 6th September 2019
Friday 8th November 2019
Hot and cold drinks, cake and biscuits are available with the option of bringing your own lunch or booking a light lunch.
Cost for Day : £20 waged / £15 concessions
[If there is problem with regard paying for these days, please do give us a ring as we do have bursaries]
Add to your day from the following options ...
A Led Reflection
A great way to begin your day.
Spend time with the Retreat Leader and others in a time of reflection, prayer and meditation, which can then provide a thoughtful structure for the rest of your time at the Centre.
10.00 am Led Reflection
The Blackley Pilgrimage
Enjoy a short (one hour walk) around Blackley and neighbouring area, stopping for prayer and reflection. This walk is suitable for most levels of fitness as for the most part it is a fairly easy stroll. There are some steeper inclines, and decent footwear is recommended. This activity is weather dependent, and will not always be available.
A One-to-one Coaching Session
This is particularly appropriate and valuable for people experiencing conflict in the church. Explore ways to manage yourself and your anxiety, helping to build your resilience, and enabling you to cope. This is helpful for Church leaders, ministers, their spouses or family members, who are often deeply affected by the stresses of the conflict. Booking is essential.
One-to-one Coaching Session (I hour) : Additional £20
‘Understanding your Style’ using the Gilmore Fraleigh Style Profile
An individual session using the Gilmore Fraleigh Style Profile to help you in your understanding of yourself in calm or storm situations. The questionnaire must be completed and paid for prior to the retreat day.
Gilmore Fraleigh Individual Session (1 hour) : Additional £30
(includes G-F Questionnaire and Printed Interpretation booklet @£10)
Closing Reflection Time
Finish your day well. Join with others to share thoughts and reflections, finishing with prayer.
3.45 pm (15-30 mins)