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11 September 2023 @ 3:00 pm 13 September 2023 @ 3:00 pm

Venue: St Columba’s House, Woking (Easily accessible by car or train from Waterloo)

Leader: The Revd John-Francis Friendship, Anglican Priest in Southwark Diocese and a senior team member at the London Centre for Spiritual Direction.

Cost: £195

Booking: Please email me (Spidir Chair, The Revd John Philpott-Howard) on philpotthoward@aol.com with the following details: Your Name, Address, E-mail, Phone number, & number of places required (mostly single rooms although a few twin rooms are available; all are en-suite). If you have any queries please write to me using the same email address. St Columba’s has a maximum capacity of 26 places, at single occupancy. We will contact you later about your dietary requirements, etc. For information about St Columba’s House, the website is at https://www.stcolumbashouse.org.uk. If you require financial assistance, please contact the Revd John (above) about our bursary support.

The three day retreat will be led by the Revd John-Francis Friendship, Anglican Priest in Southwark Diocese and member of the Franciscan Third Order. Apart from exercising a priestly ministry he has written three books, Enfolded in Christ – the Inner Life of a Priest, The Mystery of Faith – Exploring Christian Belief, and What Do You Seek? Wisdom from the Religious Life and a booklet concerning the spirituality of the Divine Office is to be published by DLT in early 2023.

We are also holding Spidir Quiet Day at Kingston Quaker centre in Monday January 29th 2024 – details and booking to follow.

Event Details


11 September 2023 @ 3:00 pm
13 September 2023 @ 3:00 pm


St Columba’s House
Maybury Hill
Woking, GU22 8AB United Kingdom
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