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Quiet Days 2019

What’s on at Whalley Abbey 2019

Quiet Days

10am - 4pm (unless otherwise stated)

Thursday 24th January ‘Stand at the Crossroads’ Led by Rt Revd Dr Jill Duff  9.30 – 3.30pm £20

‘Stand at the crossroads and look,

Ask for the ancient paths

Ask where the good way is and walk in it

And you will find rest for your souls’ (Jeremiah 6.16)

Why not take some time to stand at the crossroads with Jesus? Some thoughts, questions and silence to tune into Him.

Thursday 21st February—Led by Canon Peter Howell-Jones £20


Thursday 21st March ‘Choose Life’ Led by Revd Fiona Jenkins £20

Quiet day reflecting on how we respond to the choices we face in daily life. We will draw on Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness and Moses great call for the Israelites to  ‘Choose life, so that you and your children may live’ (Duet 30.19)

As well as our own experiences of life in a complex, choice laden world.

Thurs 23rd May ‘Unless the lord build the house, we labour but in vain’ led by Archdeacon Michael Everitt £20

Reflections on mission & context, including building a school in the Amazon.

Thursday 20th June ‘Super-Whalley-Alban-Abbots-Solas-are-the-focus’ Led by Revd Dr Tom Woolford £20

Interacting with the grounds, buildings and ruins of Whalley Abbey, we will mine some of the spiritual riches of over a thousand years of English church history. With a combination of mini-lectures and primary source reading materiel for reflection, this promises to be an informative and edifying day.

Thursday 25th July ‘ I meet Him the day I greet Him’ Led by The Rt Revd Philip North, Bishop of Burnley £20

A quiet day led by Bishop Philip North with the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins.

Thursday 22nd August ‘Discipleship’ -Led by Donna Worthington

A boat, a net cast into the deep and a call to follow the liberating Christ.

We explore Luke 5:1-11 and The Farewell Discourses of John’s Gospel, Jesus’ profound words to those who would follow Him. During the course of the day, there will be presentation, discussion, images, music, silence and we will explore different ways of praying, including Ignatian and contemplative prayer.

Thursday 19th September—Led by Canon Peter Howell—Jones £20


Thursday 24th October ‘A Tale of Three Holy Lands’ Led by Archdeacon Mark Ireland £20

Archdeacon Mark will have just returned from leading a pilgrimage that will involve staying in Galilee, Bethlehem,  Amman & Petra. Walking in the footsteps of Moses & Jesus. This quiet day will reflection biblical sites in the light of contemporary political complexities.

Thursday 21st November ‘Thy Kingdom Come Led by Archdeacon Michael Everitt £20

What living out the Lords prayer means for us today.

Thursday 19th December 2019 ‘ Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence’ Led by Revd Jonathan Carmyllie £20

The Christmas festival is accompanied by so much razzmatazz, both sacred and secular, that it is easy to lose sight of the fact that the Incarnation is a holy mystery of such awesome splendour that, by rights, we should be rendered speechless. Today is an opportunity to reflect on the mystery and splendour of ‘Emmanuel’, God with us, and, in the midst of the noise all around us, to keep a holy silence.


What's on

I meet Him the day I greet Him
25 July 2019

Walking & Prayer
12 August 2019

22 August 2019

Life After Death: Living well after bereavement
9 September 2019

Finding God in the mundanity of Life
11 October 2019

A Tale of Three Holy Lands
24 October 2019

Sharpening up your Preaching
11 November 2019

Thy Kingdom Come
21 November 2019

Will Jesus really return?
2 December 2019