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EVERY SAT

Knitter's Circle

10:00am - 1:00 pm

We are a diverse group of knitters, people who crochet and cross stitchers of all levels and abilities.

An inclusive bunch who give a warm welcome to newcomers.

Saturdays at the Community Hub/Yurt Café 10am-1pm - just turn up! 

SUN

7

Stay Sunday ~ 7th August 2022

7 August 2022, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to be able to offer a chance to stay over on the Sunday through to the Open Reflective Day on the Monday. This would enable you to enjoy a full 24 hours residential retreat.

StaySunday enables  you to  extend your Open Reflective Day  by arriving after lunch on Sunday and staying in one of our lovely new Chapelside en suite single bedrooms B&B.

Please note that on the Sunday there will be no Chapel services but you are welcome to use our Chapel, gardens, lounge and library for your personal reflections. While no is food included  in the cost for the Sunday, you are most  welcome to preorder one of our St Katharines platters , or visit our Yurt cafe.

Stay Sunday includes :-  B&B on Sunday night in addition to the Open Reflective Day on Monday.

Kindly note that places are limited so please do book early to avoid disappointment.

MON

8

Open Reflective Day ~ 8th August 2022

8 August 2022, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to continue opening our doors in 2022 so individuals can access our urban oasis for a personal quiet day, or book our special StaySunday offer.

Most people choose to begin their day by joining the welcome meditation on the Monday at 10.30am 

These are not led days but rather as opportunities for people to have some space and quiet in their lives.

Whilst we cannot offer exclusive personal use of any room, there will always be space and a quiet corner for all our guests. The Open Reflective Days usually run from 8am until 5pm but you are welcome to come and join us for as much of the day as your commitments allow.

During the day you are welcome to join our optional services held in our Chapel. Depending on availability we often can  offer an opportunity to book a slot to meet with a trained listener, during your day. Kindly note these slots can only be booked on arrival.

We offer this day at the subsidised rate of £25 ~ it includes morning coffee and pastries, a sandwich lunch and afternoon pot of tea and cake.

Option to StaySunday

We are delighted to be able to offer a chance to stay over on the Sunday through to the Open Reflective Day on the Monday. This would enable you to enjoy a full 24 hours residential retreat.

StaySunday enables  you to  extend your Open Reflective Day  by arriving after lunch on Sunday and staying in one of our lovely new en-suite single bedrooms B&B.

Please note that on the Sunday there will be no Chapel services but you are welcome to use our Chapel, gardens, lounge and library for your personal reflections. While no food is included  in the cost for the Sunday, you are most  welcome to visit our Yurt cafe.

Stay Sunday includes :-  B&B on Sunday night in addition to the Open Reflective Day on Monday.

Kindly note that places are limited so please do book early to avoid disappointment.

 

Please know that these Open Reflective Day dates are normally on the second Monday of each month, however in April 2022 it is the first Monday.

SAT

3

Finding Soulfulness in a Digital World ~ A Quiet Day with Roger Preece

3 Sept 2022, 10:15 am - 4:00 pm -

Finding Soulfulness in a Digital World: A Digital Detox

Come and join our Digital Detox in our urban oasis at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, led by our Master Roger Preece.

At RFSK, we truly understand that to live a fulfilling life, we need time away from life's distractions to power down and recharge.

We welcome everyone! No previous experience with retreats is needed. Whilst Roger’s main spiritual influences are Christian, this retreat is for people of all faiths or no faith at all.

 

What to expect on the day

- Breakfast pastries and coffee on arrival, a retreat lunch and an afternoon pot of tea and cake

- A series of reflective talks on soulfulness with technology

- Opportunities for Silence and Meditation

- Gong Bath Music from the Mystery School of Sound

- Opportunity to enjoy our Chapel to pray/reflect

- Access to The Yurt Café

 

This retreat will allow you to:

- Reduce stress

- Identify possible harmful addictive behaviours

- Inspire a new sense of creativity and freedom

 

Roger's Background

Roger is Master of the Royal Foundation of St Katharine, one of the oldest charities in the world (est 1147). At St Katharine’s he has been involved in pioneering a leadership programme around the theme of Soulful Leadership applying spiritual practices to practical leadership challenges.

For more on Roger or other details. Click the tickets link below

EVERY SAT

The Community Garden Club

10th Sept 2022 - 15th October 2022

A Saturday gardening club for local families and individuals. The club will be a fun and supportive environment to enjoy planting, growing and green the open spaces around the Yurt Café starting on April 23rd, 11am.

 

Autumn Club

Sept 10, 17, 24 and Oct 1, 8, 15

To join the garden club ring 03001111147 or leave your name at the Yurt Café. 

SUN

11

Stay Sunday ~ 11th September 2022

11 September 2022, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to be able to offer a chance to stay over on the Sunday through to the Open Reflective Day on the Monday. This would enable you to enjoy a full 24 hours residential retreat.

StaySunday enables  you to  extend your Open Reflective Day  by arriving after lunch on Sunday and staying in one of our lovely new Chapelside en suite single bedrooms B&B.

Please note that on the Sunday there will be no Chapel services but you are welcome to use our Chapel, gardens, lounge and library for your personal reflections. While no is food included  in the cost for the Sunday, you are most  welcome to preorder one of our St Katharines platters , or visit our Yurt cafe.

Stay Sunday includes :-  B&B on Sunday night in addition to the Open Reflective Day on Monday.

Kindly note that places are limited so please do book early to avoid disappointment.

MON

12

Open Reflective Day ~ 12th September 2022

12 September 2022, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to continue opening our doors in 2022 so individuals can access our urban oasis for a personal quiet day, or book our special StaySunday offer.

Most people choose to begin their day by joining the welcome meditation on the Monday at 10.30am 

These are not led days but rather as opportunities for people to have some space and quiet in their lives.

Whilst we cannot offer exclusive personal use of any room, there will always be space and a quiet corner for all our guests. The Open Reflective Days usually run from 8am until 5pm but you are welcome to come and join us for as much of the day as your commitments allow.

During the day you are welcome to join our optional services held in our Chapel. Depending on availability we often can  offer an opportunity to book a slot to meet with a trained listener, during your day. Kindly note these slots can only be booked on arrival.

We offer this day at the subsidised rate of £25 ~ it includes morning coffee and pastries, a sandwich lunch and afternoon pot of tea and cake.

Option to StaySunday

We are delighted to be able to offer a chance to stay over on the Sunday through to the Open Reflective Day on the Monday. This would enable you to enjoy a full 24 hours residential retreat.

StaySunday enables  you to  extend your Open Reflective Day  by arriving after lunch on Sunday and staying in one of our lovely new en-suite single bedrooms B&B.

Please note that on the Sunday there will be no Chapel services but you are welcome to use our Chapel, gardens, lounge and library for your personal reflections. While no food is included  in the cost for the Sunday, you are most  welcome to visit our Yurt cafe.

Stay Sunday includes :-  B&B on Sunday night in addition to the Open Reflective Day on Monday.

Kindly note that places are limited so please do book early to avoid disappointment.

 

Please know that these Open Reflective Day dates are normally on the second Monday of each month, however in April 2022 it is the first Monday.

FRI

16

A residential retreat with Richard Carter ~ 'Letters in the Desert'

16th September 2022 - 16th September 2022

A residential retreat with Richard Carter

16th - 17th September 2022

Come and stay at our Urban Oasis and find some space and inspiration.

We are thrilled to welcome back our dear friend Richard who will host this residential retreat looking at 'Letters from the Desert'.

Cost £149   includes  single en-suite bedroom and full board.

SAT

8

A quiet day with Chine McDonald

8th October 2022, 10:15 am - 16:00 pm

A Quiet Day led by Chine McDonald

8th October 2022

 

Come and join this special day with Chine.

Born in Nigeria, Chine moved to the UK at the age of four. Reading theology & religious studies at Cambridge University before working a journalist for national papers. She is the director of Theos think tank and prior to that headed up community fundraising and public engagement at international development charity Christian Aid.

A regular contributor to BBC Religion & Ethics programmes, including Thought for the Day on Radio 4’s Today programme, the Daily Service, and Prayer for the Day. Her first book ‘Am I Beautiful?’ – explored body image among women of faith.

Chine is involved in the boards of Greenbelt Festival and Christians in Media; and regularly speaks on issues of race and faith.

 

 

The cost of £35 includes coffee and pastries on arrival, a retreat lunch and afternoon pot of tea and cake

 

Or come and book to stay overnight and make the most of being at the extraordinary urban oasis

SUN

9

Stay Sunday ~ 9th October 2022

9 October 2022, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to be able to offer a chance to stay over on the Sunday through to the Open Reflective Day on the Monday. This would enable you to enjoy a full 24 hours residential retreat.

StaySunday enables  you to  extend your Open Reflective Day  by arriving after lunch on Sunday and staying in one of our lovely new Chapelside en suite single bedrooms B&B.

Please note that on the Sunday there will be no Chapel services but you are welcome to use our Chapel, gardens, lounge and library for your personal reflections. While no is food included  in the cost for the Sunday, you are most  welcome to preorder one of our St Katharines platters , or visit our Yurt cafe.

Stay Sunday includes :-  B&B on Sunday night in addition to the Open Reflective Day on Monday.

Kindly note that places are limited so please do book early to avoid disappointment.

MON

10

Open Reflective Day ~ 10th October 2022

10 October 2022, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to continue opening our doors in 2022 so individuals can access our urban oasis for a personal quiet day, or book our special StaySunday offer.

Most people choose to begin their day by joining the welcome meditation on the Monday at 10.30am 

These are not led days but rather as opportunities for people to have some space and quiet in their lives.

Whilst we cannot offer exclusive personal use of any room, there will always be space and a quiet corner for all our guests. The Open Reflective Days usually run from 8am until 5pm but you are welcome to come and join us for as much of the day as your commitments allow.

During the day you are welcome to join our optional services held in our Chapel. Depending on availability we often can  offer an opportunity to book a slot to meet with a trained listener, during your day. Kindly note these slots can only be booked on arrival.

We offer this day at the subsidised rate of £25 ~ it includes morning coffee and pastries, a sandwich lunch and afternoon pot of tea and cake.

Option to StaySunday

We are delighted to be able to offer a chance to stay over on the Sunday through to the Open Reflective Day on the Monday. This would enable you to enjoy a full 24 hours residential retreat.

StaySunday enables  you to  extend your Open Reflective Day  by arriving after lunch on Sunday and staying in one of our lovely new en-suite single bedrooms B&B.

Please note that on the Sunday there will be no Chapel services but you are welcome to use our Chapel, gardens, lounge and library for your personal reflections. While no food is included  in the cost for the Sunday, you are most  welcome to visit our Yurt cafe.

Stay Sunday includes :-  B&B on Sunday night in addition to the Open Reflective Day on Monday.

Kindly note that places are limited so please do book early to avoid disappointment.

 

Please know that these Open Reflective Day dates are normally on the second Monday of each month, however in April 2022 it is the first Monday.

FRI

11

Residential Retreat with Malcolm Guite

11th November - 13th November

River deep, mountain high, a Poetic response to the Psalms. Join this 2 night residential retreat with Malcolm Guite.

A 2 night residential retreat with Malcolm Guite

11th -13th November 2022

Come and stay at our Urban Oasis and find some space and inspiration.

We are delighted to welcome Malcolm Guite to host this 2 night residential retreat on River Deep Mountain High; a poetic response to the Psalms.

River Deep, Mountain High: Drawing on his poetic responses to the psalms, Malcolm Guite will lead you on a journey through the psalter

Cost £249   includes  single en-suite bedroom and full board.

Malcolm is a popular  poet-priest and Chaplain of Girton College Cambridge, he often  travels round Great Britain, and to North America, to give lectures, concerts and poetry readings. He writes the weekly Poet’s Corner column for the Church Times. His books include Mariner: A voyage with Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Hodder) and Love Remember: 40 poems of loss, lament and hope (Canterbury Press)

 

SUN

13

Stay Sunday ~ 13th November 2022

13 November 2022, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to be able to offer a chance to stay over on the Sunday through to the Open Reflective Day on the Monday. This would enable you to enjoy a full 24 hours residential retreat.

StaySunday enables  you to  extend your Open Reflective Day  by arriving after lunch on Sunday and staying in one of our lovely new Chapelside en suite single bedrooms B&B.

Please note that on the Sunday there will be no Chapel services but you are welcome to use our Chapel, gardens, lounge and library for your personal reflections. While no is food included  in the cost for the Sunday, you are most  welcome to preorder one of our St Katharines platters , or visit our Yurt cafe.

Stay Sunday includes :-  B&B on Sunday night in addition to the Open Reflective Day on Monday.

Kindly note that places are limited so please do book early to avoid disappointment.

MON

14

Open Reflective Day ~ 14th November 2022

14 November 2022, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to continue opening our doors in 2022 so individuals can access our urban oasis for a personal quiet day, or book our special StaySunday offer.

Most people choose to begin their day by joining the welcome meditation on the Monday at 10.30am 

These are not led days but rather as opportunities for people to have some space and quiet in their lives.

Whilst we cannot offer exclusive personal use of any room, there will always be space and a quiet corner for all our guests. The Open Reflective Days usually run from 8am until 5pm but you are welcome to come and join us for as much of the day as your commitments allow.

During the day you are welcome to join our optional services held in our Chapel. Depending on availability we often can  offer an opportunity to book a slot to meet with a trained listener, during your day. Kindly note these slots can only be booked on arrival.

We offer this day at the subsidised rate of £25 ~ it includes morning coffee and pastries, a sandwich lunch and afternoon pot of tea and cake.

Option to StaySunday

We are delighted to be able to offer a chance to stay over on the Sunday through to the Open Reflective Day on the Monday. This would enable you to enjoy a full 24 hours residential retreat.

StaySunday enables  you to  extend your Open Reflective Day  by arriving after lunch on Sunday and staying in one of our lovely new en-suite single bedrooms B&B.

Please note that on the Sunday there will be no Chapel services but you are welcome to use our Chapel, gardens, lounge and library for your personal reflections. While no food is included  in the cost for the Sunday, you are most  welcome to visit our Yurt cafe.

Stay Sunday includes :-  B&B on Sunday night in addition to the Open Reflective Day on Monday.

Kindly note that places are limited so please do book early to avoid disappointment.

 

Please know that these Open Reflective Day dates are normally on the second Monday of each month, however in April 2022 it is the first Monday.

FRI

2

An Advent Residential Retreat with John Bell

2nd December 2022 - 4th December 2022

John Bell leads this Advent Residential Retreat

About this event

Come and stay at our Urban Oasis and find some space and inspiration this Advent.

We are totally delighted to welcome back our dear friend John Bell; who will lead this Advent Retreat with us. The cost is £279   which includes  a single en-suite bedroom and full board.

John is a preacher, hymnwriter, composer, lecturer and broadcaster, and will lead this residential retreat this Advent.

 

 

John is a Resource Worker with The Iona Community, who lectures, preaches and conducts seminars across the denominations around the world. He is a hymn writer, author and occasional broadcaster, but retains a primary passion for congregational song. John is based in Glasgow and works with his colleagues in the areas of music, worship and spirituality. He is a founding member of the Wild Goose group.

THU

7

Eternal Musings: Mythical Cabaret

7th July 2022, 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Alissa is an actress, singer, writer and native New Yorker who is a UK resident living in London with the Global Talent Five-Year Visa. She is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music MA in Musical Theatre programme class of 2019.

Alissa began creating and performing cabarets August 2021, showcasing versions of her Alice in Wonderland themed cabaret, Alissa Through the Looking Glass in venues throughout London. Alissa is delighted to be performing at St. Katharine’s Chapel once again and would like to give a shout out to Roger Preece for supporting and welcoming artists in this beautiful chapel!

Eternal Musings: A Mythical Cabaret is a show arranged, directed and performed by Alissa Finn exploring the musings of Greek Goddesses in life and love. The cabaret features Royal Academy of Music graduates, Matthew Jackson on piano and guest artist Lily Kerhoas, (Cosette, Les Misérables). Join me in this quest to find your inner goddess featuring music by Stephen Sondheim, Kate bush, and some jazzy standards.

Eternal Musings: A Mythical Cabaret

Starring: Alissa Finn

Accompanist: Matthew Jackson

Featured Artists: Lily Kerhoas (Cosette, Les Miserables)

 

Our Music in the Chapel programme of events aims to support local artists. We are offering these events on a 'Pay what you can' basis to allow this events to accessible to all those in the community. We ask that you pay what you can afford, and if you can pay more than the suggested price we would greatly appreciate it.

SUN

11

Stay Sunday ~ 11th December 2022

11 December 2022, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to be able to offer a chance to stay over on the Sunday through to the Open Reflective Day on the Monday. This would enable you to enjoy a full 24 hours residential retreat.

StaySunday enables  you to  extend your Open Reflective Day  by arriving after lunch on Sunday and staying in one of our lovely new Chapelside en suite single bedrooms B&B.

Please note that on the Sunday there will be no Chapel services but you are welcome to use our Chapel, gardens, lounge and library for your personal reflections. While no is food included  in the cost for the Sunday, you are most  welcome to preorder one of our St Katharines platters , or visit our Yurt cafe.

Stay Sunday includes :-  B&B on Sunday night in addition to the Open Reflective Day on Monday.

Kindly note that places are limited so please do book early to avoid disappointment.

MON

12

Open Reflective Day ~ 12th December 2022

12 December 2022, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to continue opening our doors in 2022 so individuals can access our urban oasis for a personal quiet day, or book our special StaySunday offer.

Most people choose to begin their day by joining the welcome meditation on the Monday at 10.30am 

These are not led days but rather as opportunities for people to have some space and quiet in their lives.

Whilst we cannot offer exclusive personal use of any room, there will always be space and a quiet corner for all our guests. The Open Reflective Days usually run from 8am until 5pm but you are welcome to come and join us for as much of the day as your commitments allow.

During the day you are welcome to join our optional services held in our Chapel. Depending on availability we often can  offer an opportunity to book a slot to meet with a trained listener, during your day. Kindly note these slots can only be booked on arrival.

We offer this day at the subsidised rate of £25 ~ it includes morning coffee and pastries, a sandwich lunch and afternoon pot of tea and cake.

Option to StaySunday

We are delighted to be able to offer a chance to stay over on the Sunday through to the Open Reflective Day on the Monday. This would enable you to enjoy a full 24 hours residential retreat.

StaySunday enables  you to  extend your Open Reflective Day  by arriving after lunch on Sunday and staying in one of our lovely new en-suite single bedrooms B&B.

Please note that on the Sunday there will be no Chapel services but you are welcome to use our Chapel, gardens, lounge and library for your personal reflections. While no food is included  in the cost for the Sunday, you are most  welcome to visit our Yurt cafe.

Stay Sunday includes :-  B&B on Sunday night in addition to the Open Reflective Day on Monday.

Kindly note that places are limited so please do book early to avoid disappointment.

 

Please know that these Open Reflective Day dates are normally on the second Monday of each month, however in April 2022 it is the first Monday.

SAT

4

Mark Oakley leads a quiet day on George Herbert

4th February 2023, 10:15 am - 16:00 pm

A Quiet Day led by Mark Oakley

4th February 2022

'I will lament, and love': a day exploring George Herbert

 

George Herbert's poems have been described as 'heart-work and heaven-work'. Many of us know one or two of his poems because they are sung as hymns. The full range of Herbert's poems, however, reveal both devotion and dereliction, reverence and rebellion, peace and restlessness. The love he experiences from God required him to be honest about his life and faith, including his agitated mind, which he referred to as a 'case of knives'. In this quiet day, we will spend time with Herbert's poems to discover how the resonance of his poetry introduces us to him but also to ourselves, the world and to God.

 

Mark Oakley is Dean of St John's College, Cambridge, and Canon Theologian of Wakefield Cathedral. He is a popular speaker and preacher, and he is the author of several books on poetry and spirituality, including the award-winning The Splash of Words and My Sour-Sweet Days: George Herbert and the Journey of the Soul.

The cost of £35 includes coffee and pastries on arrival, a retreat lunch and afternoon pot of tea and cake

 

Or come and book to stay overnight and make the most of being at the extraordinary urban oasis

MON

11

Open Reflective Day ~ 11th July 2022

11 July 2022, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to continue opening our doors in 2022 so individuals can access our urban oasis for a personal quiet day, or book our special StaySunday offer.

Most people choose to begin their day by joining the welcome meditation on the Monday at 10.30am 

These are not led days but rather as opportunities for people to have some space and quiet in their lives.

Whilst we cannot offer exclusive personal use of any room, there will always be space and a quiet corner for all our guests. The Open Reflective Days usually run from 8am until 5pm but you are welcome to come and join us for as much of the day as your commitments allow.

During the day you are welcome to join our optional services held in our Chapel. Depending on availability we often can  offer an opportunity to book a slot to meet with a trained listener, during your day. Kindly note these slots can only be booked on arrival.

We offer this day at the subsidised rate of £25 ~ it includes morning coffee and pastries, a sandwich lunch and afternoon pot of tea and cake.

Option to StaySunday

We are delighted to be able to offer a chance to stay over on the Sunday through to the Open Reflective Day on the Monday. This would enable you to enjoy a full 24 hours residential retreat.

StaySunday enables  you to  extend your Open Reflective Day  by arriving after lunch on Sunday and staying in one of our lovely new en-suite single bedrooms B&B.

Please note that on the Sunday there will be no Chapel services but you are welcome to use our Chapel, gardens, lounge and library for your personal reflections. While no food is included  in the cost for the Sunday, you are most  welcome to visit our Yurt cafe.

Stay Sunday includes :-  B&B on Sunday night in addition to the Open Reflective Day on Monday.

Kindly note that places are limited so please do book early to avoid disappointment.

 

Please know that these Open Reflective Day dates are normally on the second Monday of each month, however in April 2022 it is the first Monday.

SAT

27

Finding Rest and Refreshment. An online quiet day with Alison MacTier.

27 February 2021, 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

A virtual day reflecting on the story of the Samaritan Woman at the Well with the Retreat Association Icon.

Exploring the message of hope and inspiration in this powerful gospel story.

While we are unable to welcome everyone in person during this time we are delighted to be able to welcome you virtually to spend a day online at this extraordinary urban oasis of the Royal Foundation of St Katharine. The sessions will be led by Alison who will open up the depth of meaning revealed in the beautiful Samaritan Woman at the Well, Retreat Association icon. Join us for this day online and enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

SAT

16

A Quiet Day with Roger Bretherton - 16th October 2021

16 October 2021, 10:15 am - 16:00 pm

An Introduction to Strengthening Prayer: Four Movements for Spiritual Health

 

In this quiet day, psychologist Dr Roger Bretherton will gently explore the four core spiritual movements of Strengthening Prayer: how God sees us, how we see God, how we see ourselves and how we see others. Taken together these prayerful exercises can foster wellbeing, enhance spiritual connection, and inspire effective action. Strengthening Prayer blends character strengths psychology, mindfulness practice, contemplative prayer and biblical meditation. No prior experience is required. Whether you are a newcomer to the life of prayer or a seasoned explorer keen to investigate new spiritual paths, this day retreat will have something to offer.

The cost of £35 includes coffee and pastries on arrival, a retreat lunch and afternoon pot of tea and cake.

MON

14

Open Reflective Day ~ 14th June 2021

14 June 2021, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to continue opening our doors in 2021 so individuals can access our urban oasis for an individual quiet day.

Most people choose to begin their day by joining the welcome meditation at 10.30am

We do not intend to have these as led events but rather as opportunities for people to have some space and quiet in their lives.

During the day you are welcome to join our optional services held in our Chapel. Depending on availability we often can offer an opportunity to book a slot to meet with a trained listener, during your day. Kindly note these slots can only be booked on arrival.

SUN

07

Stay Sunday ~ 7th March 2021

7 March 2021, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to be able to offer a chance to stay over on the Sunday through to the Open Reflective Day on the Monday. This would enable you to enjoy a full 24 hours residential retreat.

StaySunday enables  you to  extend your Open Reflective Day  by arriving after lunch on Sunday and staying in one of our lovely new Chapelside en suite single bedrooms B&B.

Please note that on the Sunday there will be no Chapel services but you are welcome to use our Chapel, gardens, lounge and library for your personal reflections. While no is food included  in the cost for the Sunday, you are most  welcome to preorder one of our St Katharines platters , or visit our Yurt cafe.

Stay Sunday includes :-  B&B on Sunday night in addition to the Open Reflective Day on Monday.

Kindly note that places are limited so please do book early to avoid disappointment.

MON

12

Open Reflective Day ~ 12th April 2021

12 April 2021, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to continue opening our doors in 2021 so individuals can access our urban oasis for an individual quiet day.

Most people choose to begin their day by joining the welcome meditation at 10.30am

We do not intend to have these as led events but rather as opportunities for people to have some space and quiet in their lives.

During the day you are welcome to join our optional services held in our Chapel. Depending on availability we often can offer an opportunity to book a slot to meet with a trained listener, during your day. Kindly note these slots can only be booked on arrival.

WED

21

ST KATHARINE’S SUMMER SUPPER CLUBS WITH JAZZ ~ 21st April

21st April -

Join us for our monthly St Katharine’s Supper Club at London’s extraordinary urban oasis. A chance to unwind and step back from the busyness of modern life, and share a wholesome meal with good wine and conversation.

The evening starts in the Chapel with an introductory “thought for the evening” by the Master of the Royal Foundation or a guest speaker, to help spark the conversations.

  • Talk 6.45pm
  • Drinks 7.00pm
  • Supper 7.40pm

SAT

17

Walking humbly with God ~ a quiet day with Christopher Chapman

April 17 @ 10:15 am - 4:00 pm -

In a time when the environment and the climate are in crisis, and those in power prefer to build walls rather than relationships, we need the witness of Francis of Assisi. Through input and a variety of prayer and reflection exercises we will explore how to walk humbly with God, the created world and one another.

SUN

Grace Notes Sunday Evening Service

19:30 - 21:00

Dates:

Sunday 4th July

Sunday 18th July

Grace Notes is a collective of Christian artists that gather at the Royal Foundation of St Katherine’s Chapel in Limehouse, London. Its mission is to provide a space and opportunity for musicians and artists of faith to meet and express themselves. This is an open event where everybody, whether of faith or not, are welcome and can find joy in the music.

London is filled with diverse culture and injections of music from all over the world. The London Jazz sound has come to prominence by celebrating this diversity and using inspiration from past great musicians to create a developed understanding and fresh expression of jazz. Through the use of improvisation, an element of original composition and a few well-known songs or hymns thrown in, the atmosphere created at Grace Notes is one in which people can express themselves how they wish, whether that is through dance, singing, playing an instrument or poetry/spoken word, or just sitting back and enjoying the atmosphere.

This celebration and fresh expression of worship reimagines how people of faith and all backgrounds can gather further beyond their immediate community in a joyful way, encouraging reflection, community cohesion, activism, love and Grace.

Musical influences range from Spiritual Jazz, Afrobeat, Soul, Neo-Soul, Gospel, Hip-Hop, Folk, Oral Tradition and Rap. You can find a playlist of my influences of this event below:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0LIz0BdFjGWE8KWNEEXYfX?si=AZ3ICUvaQGa8b0c-Rtd7Qw

Donations Welcome:

www.give.net/gracenotessundayservice

FRI

30

Residential Retreat with Shaun Lambert

30th July - 31st July

Residential Retreat with Shaun Lambert – Redeeming our present moments through mindfulness

About this event

Redeeming our present moments through mindfulness...

In times of crisis it is often our ability to live in the present moment that suffers.

C.S. Lewis says the present moment is the point in which time touches eternity. Shaun will give us a mindful scaffolding that will enable us to redeem our present moments and become more aware of God’s presence. The day will be interactive with gentle practices.

Come and stay at our Urban Oasis and find some space and inspiration.

We are delighted to host a residential retreat with Shaun Lambert; cost £125 includes single en-suite bedroom and full board.

Shaun is a minister and counsellor, researching mindfulness, and looking to explore mindful church/community. He is part of the New Wine leader’s network, and Mind & Soul Foundation network. He has been a faith guest on Clare Balding’s Good Morning Sunday on BBC Radio 2, & presented a spiritual reflection for BBC Radio 4’s Daily Service. The author of ‘A Book of Sparks – a study in Christian MindFullness’, his latest books include ‘Putting On The Wakeful One: Attuning to the Spirit of Jesus through Watchfulness.

FRI

07

A Soulful Spring Time Retreat with Brian Draper

May 7 @ 10:15 am - 4:00 pm -

You might have heard me on BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day, on the Today programme. It’s a good indicator of what I try to do: help people of all faiths and none to see the world from a creative and engaging spiritual perspective. In 2 mins 45.

MON

12

Open Reflective Day ~ 12th July 2021

12 July 2021, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to continue opening our doors in 2021 so individuals can access our urban oasis for an individual quiet day.

Most people choose to begin their day by joining the welcome meditation at 10.30am

We do not intend to have these as led events but rather as opportunities for people to have some space and quiet in their lives.

During the day you are welcome to join our optional services held in our Chapel. Depending on availability we often can offer an opportunity to book a slot to meet with a trained listener, during your day. Kindly note these slots can only be booked on arrival.

SUN

09

Stay Sunday ~ 9th May 2021

9 May 2021, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to be able to offer a chance to stay over on the Sunday through to the Open Reflective Day on the Monday. This would enable you to enjoy a full 24 hours residential retreat.

StaySunday enables  you to  extend your Open Reflective Day  by arriving after lunch on Sunday and staying in one of our lovely new Chapelside en suite single bedrooms B&B.

Please note that on the Sunday there will be no Chapel services but you are welcome to use our Chapel, gardens, lounge and library for your personal reflections. While no is food included  in the cost for the Sunday, you are most  welcome to preorder one of our St Katharines platters , or visit our Yurt cafe.

Stay Sunday includes :-  B&B on Sunday night in addition to the Open Reflective Day on Monday.

Kindly note that places are limited so please do book early to avoid disappointment.

THU

14

The Strengths of a Leader two day residential retreat for senior leaders

14th July 2022 - 15th July 2022

Character Strengths Psychology will provide evidence-based insights and practical exercises on how to lead authentically and effectively.

About this event

The Strengths of a Leader

A Two-Day Senior Leadership Residential Retreat with Dr Roger Bretherton

Thursday 14th July to Friday 15th July 2022

Introduction

The Royal Foundation of St Katharine have been working with the School of Psychology at the University of Lincoln to co-create a strengths-based retreat for senior leaders. This two-day residential retreat will draw upon Character Strengths Psychology to provide evidence-based insights and practical exercises on how to lead authentically and effectively. It will introduce the 24 positive qualities of character – like wisdom, self-control, gratitude and love – shown by thousands of scientific studies to create a flourishing life and productive work, and demonstrate how using our own unique character strengths can change not only our mood state, but the whole social system in which we lead.

In this retreat you will learn how to:

- lead effectively and authentically by using your unique strengths fingerprint

- address challenging leadership situations skilfully by drawing on strengths

- enhance the wellbeing of you and your team with strengths-based resilience

- integrate strengths perspectives across the teams and the system in which you work

- use reflection and mindfulness to create the space for wise leadership

 

MON

10

Open Reflective Day ~ 10th May 2021

10 May 2021, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to continue opening our doors in 2021 so individuals can access our urban oasis for an individual quiet day.

Most people choose to begin their day by joining the welcome meditation at 10.30am

We do not intend to have these as led events but rather as opportunities for people to have some space and quiet in their lives.

During the day you are welcome to join our optional services held in our Chapel. Depending on availability we often can offer an opportunity to book a slot to meet with a trained listener, during your day. Kindly note these slots can only be booked on arrival.

WED

19

ST KATHARINE’S SUMMER SUPPER CLUBS WITH JAZZ ~ 19th May

19th May -

Join us for our monthly St Katharine’s Supper Club at London’s extraordinary urban oasis. A chance to unwind and step back from the busyness of modern life, and share a wholesome meal with good wine and conversation.

The evening starts in the Chapel with an introductory “thought for the evening” by the Master of the Royal Foundation or a guest speaker, to help spark the conversations.

  • Talk 6.45pm
  • Drinks 7.00pm
  • Supper 7.40pm

MON

13

Open Reflective Day ~ 13th September 2021

13 September 2021, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to continue opening our doors in 2021 so individuals can access our urban oasis for an individual quiet day.

Most people choose to begin their day by joining the welcome meditation at 10.30am

We do not intend to have these as led events but rather as opportunities for people to have some space and quiet in their lives.

During the day you are welcome to join our optional services held in our Chapel. Depending on availability we often can offer an opportunity to book a slot to meet with a trained listener, during your day. Kindly note these slots can only be booked on arrival.

SAT

04

A Quiet Day with Kate Monkhouse - 4th September 2021

04 September 2021, 10:15 am - 16:00 pm

Come for the day or book to extend this by having staying overnight in one of our lovely new Chapelside bedrooms the night before.

Kate Monkhouse has over 20 years’ experience working with faith-based and community organisations in civic engagement and social inclusion. She is currently the Executive Coordinator for Creators of Peace global women’s programme. Kate roots her training in conflict transformation within her own practice of Ignatian spirituality. She is an RSA Fellow, helps run Two23 and is a trustee at City Gateway.

The day will include space for individual reflections and prayer. The cost of £25 includes coffee and pastries on arrival, a retreat lunch and afternoon pot of tea and cake.

WED

07

4 night Autumn Personal Residential Retreat

October 7 @ 4:00 pm - October 11 @ 4:00 pm

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FRI

30

Taster, beginners residential retreat with Beki Rogers

July 30 @ 5:00pm - July 31 @ 5:00pm

The aim of the weekend is to help you enter the world of retreats gently and with plenty of support.

About this event

Going on retreat for the first time can feel like a daunting experience. What am I letting myself in for? Will I enjoy it? What about the silence? Will I cope with it? What do I do with it?

This semi-silent retreat is for those who have never been on retreat before, or certainly not on a silent retreat.

Maybe you have experienced a Quiet or Open Reflective Day and have thought how you might like to try and have a little longer time set aside but feel unsure what this might look like….this retreat will be an ideal next step!

The aim of the weekend is to help you enter the world of retreats gently and with plenty of support. There will be guidance on how to use the time; periods on your own and with the other retreatants and the opportunity to share your experience with others if you wish to do so.

Beki Rogers

Beki is the Director of the London Centre of Spiritual Direction and practices as a Spiritual Director. She has been involved in mentoring, direction and accompanying others for almost all her ministry. Beki is also the Principal of the St Edmund Courses in London and oversees one of the Lay Ministry (Reader) pathways for the London Diocese. She has been involved in teaching Theology for 15 years and has written and taught across London. Beki is very passionate about seeing people equipped to unpack and relate their faith to the 21st Century as well as to engage in a deeper way with God. She is also a Priest in the Church of England and with her husband run a church in the East End of London where they share the house with their two teenage children, various placement students, a hamster and a destructive house rabbit! She enjoys crochet and knitting and during lockdown has rediscovered a love of Lego!

WED

21

ST KATHARINE’S SUMMER SUPPER CLUBS WITH JAZZ ~ 21st July

21st July -

Join us for our monthly St Katharine’s Supper Club at London’s extraordinary urban oasis. A chance to unwind and step back from the busyness of modern life, and share a wholesome meal with good wine and conversation.

The evening starts in the Chapel with an introductory “thought for the evening” by the Master of the Royal Foundation or a guest speaker, to help spark the conversations.

  • Talk 6.45pm
  • Drinks 7.00pm
  • Supper 7.40pm

SAT

24

A Midsummer Night’s Dream - in collaboration with Heartbreak Productions

July 24 @ 6:00 pm - July 24 @ 8:15 pm

Heartbreak productions are taking over our Amphitheatre next to the Yurt Café.

SHAKESPEARE’S HILARIOUS AND FANTASTICAL COMEDY IS UP-CYCLED AND RE-WIRED FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL GENERATION.

Our unsuspecting mortals, camped at an environmental protest, are unaware of the fairies lurking in the woods, ready as ever to unleash magic and mayhem upon any human who dares to venture into the mystical wood. Join Oberon, Titania, and the ever-playful Puck as we weave our way through this tale of tangled lovers, warring fairies, and hapless human beings.

Using Shakespeare’s timeless imagery, we emphasise the importance of the environment and using our earth’s resources wisely. The costumes and sets will all be made from recycled materials, and we hope our audiences will get into the spirit and bring along some upcycling ideas of their own.

So, pack your picnic and chair or rug, dress in weather appropriate clothing, and join Heartbreak Productions for Shakespeare’s eco-centric, outdoor-theatre favourite, A Midsummer Night’s Dream!

FRI

09

Living Songs ~ 9th July

July 9 @ 7:00 pm - July 9 @ 9:00 pm

 
Songs by living composers alongside more well known classical song repertoire. 
 
The concert will be in our Grade II listed Chapel.
 

In this concert, British soprano, Jessica Summers, and Russian-Lithuanian pianist, Jelena Makarova, take you on a romantic rollercoaster from seventeenth century laments to twenty first century Namibian love songs.

Jessica Summers has performed around the UK both in concerts and in opera. An alumna of the Britten-Pears Young Artists Programme (Contemporary Performance directed by the late Oliver Knussen) and New Vocal Repertory courses (directed by Jane Manning), Jessica has performed twentieth and twenty first century music in a wide range of venues and festivals including the Three Choirs Festival, Holywell Music Room, Oxford (Pierrot Lunaire), St John’s Smith Square, Brighton Festival, York Late Music Festival, King’s Lynn Festival, Dartington Hall, Ripon Cathedral, Science Museum (London) and the St Martin in the Fields New Music Series. She has sung in several tours for English Touring Opera, for Opera North (Education) and for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden.

Jelena Makarova is an award winning Russian-Lithuanian pianist based in London. She studied at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and at the Royal Academy of Music, where she participated in masterclasses with Pierre Laurent-Aimard and György Kurtág.

She is in high demand as a soloist, chamber musician, accompanist. Performances include concerts at Carnegie Hall, New York; Mozart’s Konzerthaus, Vienna; St. Martin-in-the-Fields; St. James’s Piccadilly; St. John’s Smith Square and St. George’s Hall, Bristol. Jelena has also collaborated with the New London Orchestra, National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain, Baltic Art Form and the Royal Ballet School. 

SUN

08

Stay Sunday ~ 8th August 2021

08 August 2021, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to be able to offer a chance to stay over on the Sunday through to the Open Reflective Day on the Monday. This would enable you to enjoy a full 24 hours residential retreat.

StaySunday enables  you to  extend your Open Reflective Day  by arriving after lunch on Sunday and staying in one of our lovely new Chapelside en suite single bedrooms B&B.

Please note that on the Sunday there will be no Chapel services but you are welcome to use our Chapel, gardens, lounge and library for your personal reflections. While no is food included  in the cost for the Sunday, you are most  welcome to preorder one of our St Katharines platters , or visit our Yurt cafe.

Stay Sunday includes :-  B&B on Sunday night in addition to the Open Reflective Day on Monday.

Kindly note that places are limited so please do book early to avoid disappointment.

SUN

11

Stay Sunday ~ 11th July 2021

11 July 2021, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to be able to offer a chance to stay over on the Sunday through to the Open Reflective Day on the Monday. This would enable you to enjoy a full 24 hours residential retreat.

StaySunday enables  you to  extend your Open Reflective Day  by arriving after lunch on Sunday and staying in one of our lovely new Chapelside en suite single bedrooms B&B.

Please note that on the Sunday there will be no Chapel services but you are welcome to use our Chapel, gardens, lounge and library for your personal reflections. While no is food included  in the cost for the Sunday, you are most  welcome to preorder one of our St Katharines platters , or visit our Yurt cafe.

Stay Sunday includes :-  B&B on Sunday night in addition to the Open Reflective Day on Monday.

Kindly note that places are limited so please do book early to avoid disappointment.

MON

09

Open Reflective Day ~ 9th August 2021

9 August 2021, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to continue opening our doors in 2021 so individuals can access our urban oasis for an individual quiet day.

Most people choose to begin their day by joining the welcome meditation at 10.30am

We do not intend to have these as led events but rather as opportunities for people to have some space and quiet in their lives.

During the day you are welcome to join our optional services held in our Chapel. Depending on availability we often can offer an opportunity to book a slot to meet with a trained listener, during your day. Kindly note these slots can only be booked on arrival.

MON

17

'Meditating on the miracles' a residential retreat with John Bell

17th May - 19th May

Come and stay at our Urban Oasis and find some space and inspiration.

We are delighted to host a residential retreat with John Bell; cost £279   which includes  single en-suite bedroom and full board.

John is a preacher, hymnwriter, composer, lecturer and broadcaster, and will lead this residential retreat on 'meditating on the miracles'.

The miracles of Jesus don't so much get a bad press as get overlooked. It is as if they are an impediment to belief.

If they were few in number they might more easily be jettisoned in favour of Jesus 'rational' teaching.. but they are not. Cut them out of Mark's Gospel and the pages will fall apart ... So what can we make of them, and how can they encourage faith rather than doubt ?

John will help us explore this as we journey this retreat...

John is a Resource Worker with The Iona Community, who lectures, preaches and conducts seminars across the denominations around the world. He is a hymn writer, author and occasional broadcaster, but retains a primary passion for congregational song. John is based in Glasgow and works with his colleagues in the areas of music, worship and spirituality. He is a founding member of the Wild Goose group.

WED

16

ST KATHARINE’S SUMMER SUPPER CLUBS WITH JAZZ ~ 16th June

16th June -

Join us for our monthly St Katharine’s Supper Club at London’s extraordinary urban oasis. A chance to unwind and step back from the busyness of modern life, and share a wholesome meal with good wine and conversation.

The evening starts in the Chapel with an introductory “thought for the evening” by the Master of the Royal Foundation or a guest speaker, to help spark the conversations.

  • Talk 6.45pm
  • Drinks 7.00pm
  • Supper 7.40pm

FRI

26

St Katharine's Gala Dinner

26 November 2021, 6.30 pm - 10.00 pm

A celebration of St Katharine's Day with a gala dinner.

The evening will start with a drinks reception upon arrival from 6.30pm.

There will be a 3 course evening meal with live music, a speech from the Master, Roger Preece and a chance to meet and reconnect with fellow supporters of the Royal Foundation of St Katharine.

We look forward to welcoming regular visitors to RFSK and those who have just found us.

Dress Code: Lounge Suits

We also have bedrooms available to book for the night before or after the dinner, so we would encourage those who want to attend to book a bedroom with us, and perhaps spend some time with us on the Saturday in our communal areas.

If you would like to book accommodation CLICK HERE

MON

11

Open Reflective Day ~ 11th October 2021

11 October 2021, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to continue opening our doors in 2021 so individuals can access our urban oasis for an individual quiet day.

Most people choose to begin their day by joining the welcome meditation at 10.30am

We do not intend to have these as led events but rather as opportunities for people to have some space and quiet in their lives.

During the day you are welcome to join our optional services held in our Chapel. Depending on availability we often can offer an opportunity to book a slot to meet with a trained listener, during your day. Kindly note these slots can only be booked on arrival.

SUN

13

Stay Sunday ~ 13th June 2021

13 June 2021, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to be able to offer a chance to stay over on the Sunday through to the Open Reflective Day on the Monday. This would enable you to enjoy a full 24 hours residential retreat.

StaySunday enables  you to  extend your Open Reflective Day  by arriving after lunch on Sunday and staying in one of our lovely new Chapelside en suite single bedrooms B&B.

Please note that on the Sunday there will be no Chapel services but you are welcome to use our Chapel, gardens, lounge and library for your personal reflections. While no is food included  in the cost for the Sunday, you are most  welcome to preorder one of our St Katharines platters , or visit our Yurt cafe.

Stay Sunday includes :-  B&B on Sunday night in addition to the Open Reflective Day on Monday.

Kindly note that places are limited so please do book early to avoid disappointment.

MON

08

Open Reflective Day ~ 8th March 2021

8 March 2021, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to continue opening our doors in 2021 so individuals can access our urban oasis for an individual quiet day.

Most people choose to begin their day by joining the welcome meditation at 10.30am

We do not intend to have these as led events but rather as opportunities for people to have some space and quiet in their lives.

During the day you are welcome to join our optional services held in our Chapel. Depending on availability we often can offer an opportunity to book a slot to meet with a trained listener, during your day. Kindly note these slots can only be booked on arrival.

SUN

10

Stay Sunday ~ 10th October 2021

10 October 2021, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to be able to offer a chance to stay over on the Sunday through to the Open Reflective Day on the Monday. This would enable you to enjoy a full 24 hours residential retreat.

StaySunday enables  you to  extend your Open Reflective Day  by arriving after lunch on Sunday and staying in one of our lovely new Chapelside en suite single bedrooms B&B.

Please note that on the Sunday there will be no Chapel services but you are welcome to use our Chapel, gardens, lounge and library for your personal reflections. While no is food included  in the cost for the Sunday, you are most  welcome to preorder one of our St Katharines platters , or visit our Yurt cafe.

Stay Sunday includes :-  B&B on Sunday night in addition to the Open Reflective Day on Monday.

Kindly note that places are limited so please do book early to avoid disappointment.

FRI

11

Trio Sonorité Recital ~ 11th June

June 11 @ 7:00 pm - June 11 @ 9:00 pm

London-based Trio Sonorité will present a beautifully crafted programme of classical music which will include Beethoven's iconic Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano Op. 11 “Gassenhauer” and the “Oblivion" by Piazzolla, to mark composer's birth centenary.

Founded in 2017 by Özlem Çelik - clarinet, Daryl Giuliano - cello, and Jelena Makarova - piano. Individually, all three musicians have international careers and are all Royal Academy of Music alumnae.

The group has had a series of successful performances, and has established itself as one of the most exciting chamber music ensembles with a very distinct sound and combination of instruments.

Trio Sonorité appearances include recitals for Piano Trio Society, Square Mile Concert Series in London City, King's Lynn Music Society and live performance and interview on Women’ s Radio Station, as part of Classic Women Future Awards.

As well as performing music of a more traditional nature, the unique combination of clarinet, cello, and piano enables the Trio to explore new horizons performing lesser-known repertoire of works by 20th and 21st century composers. This includes world-premiere performances, cross-arts collaborations and performing less familiar to the audiences works by female composers, which have been historically underrepresented.

THU

28

Alissa Through the Looking Glass

28th October 2021, 7.30pm - 9.30pm

“Pretend to be two people! Why there’s barely enough of me left to make one respectable person.” Alice in Wonderland(Carroll, 1865)

Alissa Through the Looking Glass is a musical theatre cabaret created, directed and starring Alissa Finn, who draws parallels between life as a young adult and Lewis Carroll’s, Alice’s Adventures Through Wonderland. The cabaret will feature Royal Academy of Music graduates and West End stars such as Lily Kerhoas (Cosette, Les Miserables) accompanied by Matthew Jackson. Venture through Wonderland featuring songs by Stephen Sondheim, Anais Mitchell, Dave Malloy, Joni Mitchell and more!

Alissa Finn, Alissa is an actress, singer and native New Yorker who is a UK resident living in London with the Global Talent Five-Year Visa. She is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music MA in Musical Theatre programme class of 2019 and holds a BM in Vocal Performance from Cal State Northridge. Her passion for acting and musical theatre started at a young age and she attributes her artistic development to her experience in community theatre growing up. Over the course of the pandemic, Alissa stayed active in the arts community teaching voice, and began creating her own family-oriented cabarets, developing a Living Room Lockdown Concert Series. She has also been cast in virtual readings with Double Trouble Theatre Company as Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Sonya Serebryakov in Uncle Vanya. Alissa has most recently performed her cabaret, Alissa Through the Looking Glass, at Piano Smithfield and is now bringing it to the Royal Foundation of St. Katherine Chapel.

FRI

24

Residential Retreat with Richard Carter - 24th September

24th September - 25th September

Richard, is Associate Vicar for Mission at St Martin’s in the Fields. For many years he was a member of the Melanesian Brotherhood in the Solomon Islands, where silence was a daily part of the spiritual life of the community. At St Martin’s he coordinates the International Group working with those with no recourse to public funds and works closely with The Connection, London’s busiest homelessness charity, and is the founder and leader of the Nazareth Community, which aims to build a practice of silence and service into daily life. His book, The City is My Monastery, offers spiritual wisdom for daily life rooted in the Nazareth Community’s seven guiding principles: Silence, Service, Scripture, Sacrament, Sharing, Sabbath Time and Staying.

SAT

16

A Quiet Day with Roger Bretherton - An Introduction to Strengthening Prayer: Four Movements for Spiritual Health

16 July 2022, 10:15 am - 16:00 pm

An Introduction to Strengthening Prayer: Four Movements for Spiritual Health

In this quiet day, psychologist Dr Roger Bretherton will gently explore the four core spiritual movements of Strengthening Prayer: how God sees us, how we see God, how we see ourselves and how we see others. Taken together these prayerful exercises can foster wellbeing, enhance spiritual connection, and inspire effective action. Strengthening Prayer blends character strengths psychology, mindfulness practice, contemplative prayer and biblical meditation. No prior experience is required. Whether you are a newcomer to the life of prayer or a seasoned explorer keen to investigate new spiritual paths, this day retreat will have something to offer.

The cost of £35 includes coffee and pastries on arrival, a retreat lunch and afternoon pot of tea and cake

Or come and book to stay overnight and make the most of being at the extraordinary urban oasis

SAT

11

Residential Retreat with Pádraig Ó Tuama - Poetry is Prayer

11th September - 12th September

Poet and theologian, Pádraig’s work centres around themes of language, power, conflict and religion. Pádraig is a skilled speaker, teacher and group worker. His work has won acclaim in circles of poetry, politics, religion, psychotherapy and conflict analysis. His work has been featured widely on BBC, RTÉ, and other national broadcasters in the USA and Australia. With his partner Paul, he began the Tenx9 storytelling event and he presents Poetry Unbound from the On Being Studios. Betwenn 2014-2019, he led the Corrymeela Community, Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation organisation. Pádraig lives in Ireland.

FRI

25

Mr Stink - in collaboration with Heartbreak Productions

July 24 @ 6:00 pm - July 24 @ 8:00 pm

Heartbreak productions are taking over our Amphitheatre next to the Yurt Café.

You’re invited to celebrate Annabelle’s 10th birthday, hosted by everyone’s favourite MP candidate, Janet Crumb! (Almost) everyone is welcome… that is, everyone apart from Chloe’s particularly smelly new friend, Mr Stink.

One perfectly normal afternoon in an average English town, two restless souls unite on a park bench – one of them the lonely 12 year old Chloe Crumb, and the other an incredibly smelly homeless man. Oh, and let’s not forget his loyal dog, the Duchess. Acting upon her curiosity and responding to her kindness, Chloe and Mr Stink forge an extraordinary and rewarding friendship that takes them to the heady heights of live television and Downing Street via a garden shed.

Join Heartbreak Productions for David Walliams’ best-seller Mr Stink on the outdoor stage. Pack a picnic, bring a chair, and dress for the weather. Packed with fun, humour, and a heart-warming message, this touching tale provides the perfect family entertainment.

SUN

12

Stay Sunday ~ 12th September 2021

12 September 2021, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to be able to offer a chance to stay over on the Sunday through to the Open Reflective Day on the Monday. This would enable you to enjoy a full 24 hours residential retreat.

StaySunday enables  you to  extend your Open Reflective Day  by arriving after lunch on Sunday and staying in one of our lovely new Chapelside en suite single bedrooms B&B.

Please note that on the Sunday there will be no Chapel services but you are welcome to use our Chapel, gardens, lounge and library for your personal reflections. While no is food included  in the cost for the Sunday, you are most  welcome to preorder one of our St Katharines platters , or visit our Yurt cafe.

Stay Sunday includes :-  B&B on Sunday night in addition to the Open Reflective Day on Monday.

Kindly note that places are limited so please do book early to avoid disappointment.

FRI

29

Residential Retreat with Grace Owen - 29th October 2021

29th October - 31st October

Grace is a Spiritual Director and Retreat Facilitator, Grace has been developing global leaders for 20+ years including those across church denominations. Choosing to follow Jesus as a teenager she has held roles in Baptist and United Reformed Churches. Today, she is drawn to Contemplation in Action and the Monastic tradition. A British Ghanaian from London, she is married with a son. In her downtime Grace enjoys arts, culture and music. Fiona Koefoed-Jespersen A Spiritual Director and Pilgrim Guide, Fiona has a background in NGO communications and leadership, she is passionate about creating connections – with God, with one another and with ourselves.

Elijah’s Journey – from burnout to breakthrough

‘I have had enough, Lord’ 1 Kings 19:4
At what times in your life have you thought about, written down or spoken out these words said by Elijah the prophet? Come and join this residential retreat during which we will walk alongside Elijah and through our creative imagination reflect on specific moments, situations and events of his life in order to draw out the lessons, insights and meaning for our lives.

WED

07

4 night Autumn Personal Residential Retreat

October 7 @ 4:00 pm - October 11 @ 4:00 pm

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SUN

07

Stay Sunday ~ 7th November 2021

07 November 2021, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to be able to offer a chance to stay over on the Sunday through to the Open Reflective Day on the Monday. This would enable you to enjoy a full 24 hours residential retreat.

StaySunday enables  you to  extend your Open Reflective Day  by arriving after lunch on Sunday and staying in one of our lovely new Chapelside en suite single bedrooms B&B.

Please note that on the Sunday there will be no Chapel services but you are welcome to use our Chapel, gardens, lounge and library for your personal reflections. While no is food included  in the cost for the Sunday, you are most  welcome to preorder one of our St Katharines platters , or visit our Yurt cafe.

Stay Sunday includes :-  B&B on Sunday night in addition to the Open Reflective Day on Monday.

Kindly note that places are limited so please do book early to avoid disappointment.

MON

08

Open Reflective Day ~ 8th November 2021

8 November 2021, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to continue opening our doors in 2021 so individuals can access our urban oasis for an individual quiet day.

Most people choose to begin their day by joining the welcome meditation at 10.30am

We do not intend to have these as led events but rather as opportunities for people to have some space and quiet in their lives.

During the day you are welcome to join our optional services held in our Chapel. Depending on availability we often can offer an opportunity to book a slot to meet with a trained listener, during your day. Kindly note these slots can only be booked on arrival.

SAT

4

Christmas Market

4 December 2021, 10am - 5 December 2021, 4pm

 

Christmas Workshops for all ages 
Christmas Carols on Sunday 5th December at 11am by Tower Hamlets Children's Choir.
Christmas Tree Sale   
Outdoor Bar with selection of alcoholic and soft drinks 
Festive Street Food  
Outdoor Music 

 

The Yurt Café will be open as normal from 9am - 9pm on Saturday and 9am - 6pm on Sunday. 

SUN

12

Stay Sunday ~ 12th December 2021

12 December 2021, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to be able to offer a chance to stay over on the Sunday through to the Open Reflective Day on the Monday. This would enable you to enjoy a full 24 hours residential retreat.

StaySunday enables  you to  extend your Open Reflective Day  by arriving after lunch on Sunday and staying in one of our lovely new Chapelside en suite single bedrooms B&B.

Please note that on the Sunday there will be no Chapel services but you are welcome to use our Chapel, gardens, lounge and library for your personal reflections. While no is food included  in the cost for the Sunday, you are most  welcome to preorder one of our St Katharines platters , or visit our Yurt cafe.

Stay Sunday includes :-  B&B on Sunday night in addition to the Open Reflective Day on Monday.

Kindly note that places are limited so please do book early to avoid disappointment.

MON

13

Open Reflective Day ~ 13th December 2021

13 December 2021, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to continue opening our doors in 2021 so individuals can access our urban oasis for an individual quiet day.

Most people choose to begin their day by joining the welcome meditation at 10.30am

We do not intend to have these as led events but rather as opportunities for people to have some space and quiet in their lives.

During the day you are welcome to join our optional services held in our Chapel. Depending on availability we often can offer an opportunity to book a slot to meet with a trained listener, during your day. Kindly note these slots can only be booked on arrival.

THU

16

Christmas Carol Concert at the Royal Foundation of St Katharine

16 December 2021, 6.30 pm - 08.00 pm

This December we are hosting a Christmas carol service at the Royal Foundation of St Katharine. Last year we offered this as a virtual experience, but we are delighted that this year we will be able to host attendees in person as well as streaming it live for those who are not able to attend.

The carol service will include a mixture of carols, scripture and a Christmas message from the Master, Venerable Roger Preece.

See below a short extract from last years streamed service.

Tickets are free and can be booked via Eventbrite. We will also offer a drink and nibbles following the service.

FRI

07

A New Year Retreat with Chapel services led by Kerst Sikkema

7th January - 8th January

A spacious Residential Retreat for personal reflection, with a rhythm of Chapel services Breeze: Throughout the Day led by Kerst Sikkema.

Come and stay at our Extraordinary Urban Oasis and find some space and inspiration.

Step into the New Year with the rhythm of Chapel services and space for individual reflection

'Breeze: Throughout the Day a 24hour retreat.

This is not a led Residential Retreat but there will be opportunities for shared conversations with other guests over meal times, should you like. However should you prefer to take this time for more silent reflections that is also possible as the freedom of the structure of time will be left to each person. This retreat will provide plenty of space for personal reflections while providing a rhythm of services in the Chapel.

Kesrt Sikkema, will lead a rhythm of services in our beautiful Chapel to provide a framework for this time aside at the beginning of the New Year.

All our bedrooms are en-suite and this is a full board residential retreat.

Please know Bursaries are avalible to be applied for.

 

SUN

9

Stay Sunday ~ 9th January 2022

9 January 2022, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to be able to offer a chance to stay over on the Sunday through to the Open Reflective Day on the Monday. This would enable you to enjoy a full 24 hours residential retreat.

StaySunday enables  you to  extend your Open Reflective Day  by arriving after lunch on Sunday and staying in one of our lovely new Chapelside en suite single bedrooms B&B.

Please note that on the Sunday there will be no Chapel services but you are welcome to use our Chapel, gardens, lounge and library for your personal reflections. While no is food included  in the cost for the Sunday, you are most  welcome to preorder one of our St Katharines platters , or visit our Yurt cafe.

Stay Sunday includes :-  B&B on Sunday night in addition to the Open Reflective Day on Monday.

Kindly note that places are limited so please do book early to avoid disappointment.

MON

10

Open Reflective Day ~ 10th January 2022

10 January 2022, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to continue opening our doors in 2022 so individuals can access our urban oasis for a personal quiet day, or book our special StaySunday offer.

Most people choose to begin their day by joining the welcome meditation on the Monday at 10.30am 

These are not led days but rather as opportunities for people to have some space and quiet in their lives.

Whilst we cannot offer exclusive personal use of any room, there will always be space and a quiet corner for all our guests. The Open Reflective Days usually run from 8am until 5pm but you are welcome to come and join us for as much of the day as your commitments allow.

During the day you are welcome to join our optional services held in our Chapel. Depending on availability we often can  offer an opportunity to book a slot to meet with a trained listener, during your day. Kindly note these slots can only be booked on arrival.

We offer this day at the subsidised rate of £25 ~ it includes morning coffee and pastries, a sandwich lunch and afternoon pot of tea and cake.

Option to StaySunday

We are delighted to be able to offer a chance to stay over on the Sunday through to the Open Reflective Day on the Monday. This would enable you to enjoy a full 24 hours residential retreat.

StaySunday enables  you to  extend your Open Reflective Day  by arriving after lunch on Sunday and staying in one of our lovely new en-suite single bedrooms B&B.

Please note that on the Sunday there will be no Chapel services but you are welcome to use our Chapel, gardens, lounge and library for your personal reflections. While no food is included  in the cost for the Sunday, you are most  welcome to visit our Yurt cafe.

Stay Sunday includes :-  B&B on Sunday night in addition to the Open Reflective Day on Monday.

Kindly note that places are limited so please do book early to avoid disappointment.

 

Please know that these Open Reflective Day dates are normally on the second Monday of each month, however in April 2022 it is the first Monday.

SUN

13

Stay Sunday ~ 13th February 2022

13 February 2022, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to be able to offer a chance to stay over on the Sunday through to the Open Reflective Day on the Monday. This would enable you to enjoy a full 24 hours residential retreat.

StaySunday enables  you to  extend your Open Reflective Day  by arriving after lunch on Sunday and staying in one of our lovely new Chapelside en suite single bedrooms B&B.

Please note that on the Sunday there will be no Chapel services but you are welcome to use our Chapel, gardens, lounge and library for your personal reflections. While no is food included  in the cost for the Sunday, you are most  welcome to preorder one of our St Katharines platters , or visit our Yurt cafe.

Stay Sunday includes :-  B&B on Sunday night in addition to the Open Reflective Day on Monday.

Kindly note that places are limited so please do book early to avoid disappointment.

MON

14

Open Reflective Day ~ 14th February 2022

14 February 2022, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to continue opening our doors in 2022 so individuals can access our urban oasis for a personal quiet day, or book our special StaySunday offer.

Most people choose to begin their day by joining the welcome meditation on the Monday at 10.30am 

These are not led days but rather as opportunities for people to have some space and quiet in their lives.

Whilst we cannot offer exclusive personal use of any room, there will always be space and a quiet corner for all our guests. The Open Reflective Days usually run from 8am until 5pm but you are welcome to come and join us for as much of the day as your commitments allow.

During the day you are welcome to join our optional services held in our Chapel. Depending on availability we often can  offer an opportunity to book a slot to meet with a trained listener, during your day. Kindly note these slots can only be booked on arrival.

We offer this day at the subsidised rate of £25 ~ it includes morning coffee and pastries, a sandwich lunch and afternoon pot of tea and cake.

Option to StaySunday

We are delighted to be able to offer a chance to stay over on the Sunday through to the Open Reflective Day on the Monday. This would enable you to enjoy a full 24 hours residential retreat.

StaySunday enables  you to  extend your Open Reflective Day  by arriving after lunch on Sunday and staying in one of our lovely new en-suite single bedrooms B&B.

Please note that on the Sunday there will be no Chapel services but you are welcome to use our Chapel, gardens, lounge and library for your personal reflections. While no food is included  in the cost for the Sunday, you are most  welcome to visit our Yurt cafe.

Stay Sunday includes :-  B&B on Sunday night in addition to the Open Reflective Day on Monday.

Kindly note that places are limited so please do book early to avoid disappointment.

 

Please know that these Open Reflective Day dates are normally on the second Monday of each month, however in April 2022 it is the first Monday.

SUN

13

Stay Sunday ~ 13th March 2022

13 March 2022, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to be able to offer a chance to stay over on the Sunday through to the Open Reflective Day on the Monday. This would enable you to enjoy a full 24 hours residential retreat.

StaySunday enables  you to  extend your Open Reflective Day  by arriving after lunch on Sunday and staying in one of our lovely new Chapelside en suite single bedrooms B&B.

Please note that on the Sunday there will be no Chapel services but you are welcome to use our Chapel, gardens, lounge and library for your personal reflections. While no is food included  in the cost for the Sunday, you are most  welcome to preorder one of our St Katharines platters , or visit our Yurt cafe.

Stay Sunday includes :-  B&B on Sunday night in addition to the Open Reflective Day on Monday.

Kindly note that places are limited so please do book early to avoid disappointment.

SAT

12

A Quiet Day ~ with Martin Wroe

12th March 2022, 10:15 am - 16:00 pm

Come to spend a quiet day at this urban oasis of the Royal Foundation of St Katharine with Martin Wroe

Martin got into journalism while studying theology and ended up on the staff of the Independent and later the Observer. He inadvertently wrote a song with Luke Sital Singh, is a sometime contributor to BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day and of his book Lifelines written with Malcolm Doney have reviews that include:-

'Sacred text for the more earthy reader.' Bono

'Challenging, profound and generous...' Vanessa Kisuule

'Wonderful combination of hard-won wisdom and memorable quotes.' Richard Rohr

 

 

The cost of £40 includes coffee and pastries on arrival, a retreat lunch and afternoon pot of tea and cake

SUN

3

Stay Sunday ~ 3rd April 2022

3 April 2022, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are delighted to be able to offer a chance to stay over on the Sunday through to the Open Reflective Day on the Monday. This would enable you to enjoy a full 24 hours residential retreat.

StaySunday enables  you to  extend your Open Reflective Day  by arriving after lunch on Sunday and staying in one of our lovely new Chapelside en suite single bedrooms B&B.

Please note that on the Sunday there will be no Chapel services but you are welcome to use our Chapel, gardens, lounge and library for your personal reflections. While no is food included  in the cost for the Sunday, you are most  welcome to preorder one of our St Katharines platters , or visit our Yurt cafe.

Stay Sunday includes :-  B&B on Sunday night in addition to the Open Reflective Day on Monday.

Kindly note that places are limited so please do book early to avoid disappointment.

SAT

7

‘Seeking, Abiding, and Believing’ a Quiet Day ~ with Brother Sam

7th May 2022, 10:15 am - 16:00 pm

Come to spend a day at this urban oasis of the Royal Foundation of St Katharine.

This special day will be led by Brother Samuel looking at the Gospel of John reveals to us on the themes of Seeking, Abiding and Believing.

 

WED

07

4 night Autumn Personal Residential Retreat

October 7 @ 4:00 pm - October 11 @ 4:00 pm

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