Newcomers change

If you are reading this as a newcomer to us, then I would like to point out that from next year starting in February the Introductory sessions will be held on Saturday mornings from 9.30 to 12.00.

For the diary

Here are next years dates for the two Alton Abbey retreats I will be running. There is one in the summer running from 16th to 19th July. The Autumn one is planned for 22nd to 25th October. We have just returned from this Autumns retreat which was attended by 8 trainees including myself. Due to travel arrangements I experimented with a stipped back version in terms of altar and accessories. This worked very well and showed how little one needed to still have a good retreat.

As a reminder the Brownshill monastery retreat runs from April 2nd to the 5th next year. This is the one we share with Telford Priory and Rev. Master Saido.

30th Anniversary celebrations

One for the diary. On January 5th which is a Sunday the Priory will be celebrating 30 years. On January 6th 1990  the Priory opened as a temple with Rev. Master Saido as the first Prior. This was at Elgar Rd with the move to the present building about 6 months later. Full details will be announced in good time.

 

News, updates and the newsletter

I thought this would be a good point to mention that the monthly newsletter has replaced the need to post as much news on the website. Also I have opened up a youtube channel so that I can post talks on the website via a link rather than the written form we have using. There is currently nothing on the channel but I will be trying to post quite regularly starting  in October. I hope these changes are useful and an improvement. Further details when I get back from Throssel.

Roadworks affecting Priory

Starting on the 27th August until the end of September there are roadworks all along Cressingham Road. They are starting outside the Priory so hopefully as they move up the hill the direct affect on access and parking will soon be over.

Cancellation

I apologise but I have had to cancel the group afternoon  meeting on Friday 16th August as no one is available to open up the Priory. Sorry for any inconvenience.