June 8th – 12th 2020
Diane writes: I came to centering prayer through a chance meeting with Father Carl Enricho, one of the current leaders of centering prayer, in Belfast. I realised as I listened to Fr Carl speaking that God was calling me to this method of praying. Together with a Methodist lay person, a catholic layman and a female Presbyterian Minister we started a centering prayer group which continues to meet weekly. I was later trained to lead Introductory Workshops and centering prayer retreats. In 2015 I went with the core group of Contemplative Outreach (Ireland) to participate in a 10 day Post Intensive Retreat at St Benedict’s Monastery in Snowmass, Colorado, the then home of Fr Thomas Keating. Last year I was part of a small group which started a centering prayer group based on Tewkesbury Abbey in Gloucestershire, the town where I now live in very active retirement.
Accomodation for the workshop will either be at Les Jardins des Arts or in a nearby gite. All meals (home-cooked) and constant hot drinks available. Transfer by minibus or car will be provided to and from the airport or railway station in Poitiers. If you wish to travel by train, search for journeys from London St. Pancras via Lille to Poitiers. If you wish to fly, we recommend the RyanAir flight on June 8th. which leaves London Stansted at 14.10, and arrives at Poitiers at 16.45. On June 12th the flight leaves Poitiers at 17.10 and arrives at Stansted at 17.35. Of course, coming in your own car is another option. If you are planning to come by car and are willing to take passengers, please let us know.
If you live in the area and wish to attend non-residentially you are very welcome. The workshop starts on 9 June at 9.30 am and finishes with the evening meal on 11 June. Lunch and evening meal are provided each day.
The cost of this workshop is £210 (non-residential €75)
If you wish to stay residentially, please fill in the online booking form below and send a £50 deposit via the payment button. Alternatively, please send a cheque payable to R & SE Whorton to our address: 7 Rue des Anciennes Ecoles, 79110, Valdelaume, FRANCE. The balance wi payable during your stay.
If you are coming non-residentially, please fill in the on-line booking form and pay during the workshop.
Centering Prayer Workshop with Diane Clutterbuck June 8th -12th 2020