The School’s Silent Retreat

The School Retreat is a six day residential opportunity suitable for people who have begun to integrate the John Main tradition of meditation into daily life. Retreat leaders will assume that participants are familiar with the Essential Teaching of John Main as they lead you into seven periods of meditation each day. Supporting the periods of meditation are contemplative walks, short talks, lectio divina and regular one to one opportunities to talk with the group leaders.

The retreat offers the profound and integrated experience of solitude with fellowship. It is an opportunity to enter into the heart of the tradition taught by John Main.

Whalley Abbey, Whalley, Clitheroe BB7 9SS

Saturday 30th September to Friday 6th October 2023

Led by Alex Holmes and Joanne Caine

Whalley Abbey is set in stunning grounds amidst the ruins of a 14th Century Cistercian Abbey. It has been a place of prayer and retreat for over 800 years, on the banks of the River Calder in the heart of the beautiful Ribble Valley.

Cost per person inclusive  between £650 & £680 (not yet confirmed)

For an application form please email  Or call the UK office on 020 8095 4442

Bursaries to help with the cost of attending are available. Please ask.

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