Parish retreat

All Saints in the Parish of NW Swindon and Lydiard Millicent Church Quiet Day

Saturday November 17th 2018

at Nympsfield, Gloucestershire GL10 3TZ 

Title: "Bearing all for love. Bearing all for joy". 

Led by Revd Ray Brazier

Do think of coming aside for a quiet day and retreat.

Agenda for the day:

9.30am   Welcome. Notices etc. Opening prayers

10am   Session 1 followed by a time of quiet

11am   Coffee

11.30am   Session 2

12.30 -1.25pm   Lunch NB we can talk over lunch!

1.30pm   Session 3 followed by a time of quiet

3.15pm   Communion

4.30pm   Depart

Location - The Marist Centre in Nympsfield:

The Marist Centre in Nympsfiled writes

We extend a warm welcome to you. The Marist Retreat Centre is a homely and caring place where you can relax, slow down and enter quiet moments for reflection and peace. You can reconnect with God, with others and with yourself.

High in the Cotswolds, Nympsfield is a quiet little village, at around 800 feet above sea level, set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and situated not far from the cities of Bath and Bristol, Cheltenham and Gloucester and close to the towns of Nailsworth, Stroud and Tetbury.

We, the Marist Sisters and Staff of the Marist Retreat Centre, endeavour through our prayer life and in a spirit of faith and service to others, to live our lives, with Mary as our model, in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility.

Our mission is one of hospitality, as we graciously welcome individuals and groups – schools, parish, youth, family, Alpha, Ministry to Priests, Retreats and all who choose to spend time at our Centre either as residents or for quiet days to enrich their spiritual lives. 

Canon Ray Brazier

Ray describes himself as ‘a retired vicar, but never a retired Priest!’  He is currently working in a number of areas of ministry support in Bristol Diocese, including vocations, mentoring, ministerial development, and spiritual direction.  He loves reading, the arts (especially drama and theatre), spending time with family and friends, and is, he says, ‘excited by the challenges and opportunities facing the Church today.

Tudor Roberts Writes:

I do hope that as many as possible of you may wish to take this opportunity to come aside from the business of life for a day’s retreat in Nympsfield.  Final details of the day are being finalised, but most information you need is on this letter, we are so pleased the Revd Ray Brazier a very experienced retired priest will be leading our day.

The cost PP is £16.00 with bursaries available.

Nearer the day we will link up people who do not have a car so that we can all get there safely.

Please return the slip below to The Parish Office, the Vicarage, The Butts Lydiard Millicent Swindon SN5 3LR

All applications will be dealt with in confidence.





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