Programme

 

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Event Information:

  • Retreats

    The Kairos centre is ideally situated as a centre to come on retreat. Surprisingly given its London location it is a place of quiet and calm.

    We are delighted to be able to offer a full programme of retreats from April to December every year. Our retreats are panned to suit the needs of as many people as possible.  While the retreats have similar structures their content will vary depending on the time of year, the retreat director and the theme.

    If you have any questions about coming on a retreat please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to guide you to a retreat that would be suitable to your needs at the time.

    Preached Retreats
    These retreats are held in silence. There are two conferences daily, usually at 10:00 and 17:00. There is a celebration of the Eucharist and a half hour of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament daily and opportunity for the sacrament of reconciliation.

    Individually Guided Retreats
    We do not have a formal programme of individually guided retreats (IGR), however you would be very welcome to come during any of the retreat times on our programme and have an IGR.  These retreats are held in silence. There are no conferences; however, there is an opportunity to meet with your retreat guide daily.  There is a celebration of the Eucharist, a half hour of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament daily and opportunity for the sacrament of reconciliation.

    Contemplative Retreats
    These retreats are held in complete silence, there is no music during meals or at mass. Participants are discouraged from reading during the retreat and guided to extended times of mindfulness. There is one conference daily, usually at 10:00 and two periods of silent mediation in the evening. There is a daily celebration of the Eucharist.

    Triduum Retreats
    Triduum retreats are held before Christmas and Easter.  A triduum is a three-day period of prayer, usually in preparation for an important feast or in celebration of that feast. Triduums recall the three days that Christ spent in the tomb, from Good Friday until Easter Sunday.

    These retreats are held in silence. There are two conferences daily, usually at 10:00 and 17:00. There is a celebration of the Eucharist and a half hour of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament daily and opportunity for the sacrament of reconciliation.

    Elemental Spiritual Retreat
    Through silence, image, word, music and art, this retreat offers the opportunity to work imaginatively with the four elements (Earth, Air, Fire and Water), to play with them and pray through them, and to further the inner conversation faith opens up in our hearts and minds. Each talk begins with a poem by R. S. Thomas to help focus attention more deeply on the unfolding themes. The opportunity to explore through, painting and clay-sculpting will be present throughout the retreat in the art room for those who want to explore beyond words.