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Upcoming Quiet Days

A Time to Gather – A Quiet Day in October

Saturday 27th October, 10am-4pm, Emmaus House, 14 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NQ
The days are getting colder, the year is drawing to an end. In the country, this summer’s crops have been harvested, the grain stored away. It’s a time to pause, to value what has been gathered, to reflect on what the year has brought. Perhaps the seeds sown in Spring have borne fruit – or the crop hasn’t had the chance to grow as it should. What have been the unexpected gifts? And what will help me through the winter?
The day will include a mixture of guided reflection and individual quiet time, with a chance to rest, reflect and be creative. Cost £30 (£20 concession or pay what you can) includes lunch, coffee & cake. To book a place contact Susan Mansfield on wordsmansfield@gmail.com or 07803 620038. Please consider booking by Monday 15th October if possible.

A Moment’s Peace – A Quiet Day in Advent

Saturday 8th December, 10am-4pm, Emmaus House, 14 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NQ
A week into Advent, the Christmas busyness will be well underway. This Quiet Day is an invitation to take a short time to retreat from the frenzy of activity all around us and consider the familiar story in new ways. Christmas brings delights – and challenges. What would help us survive, and (who knows?) perhaps even rediscover the wonder of ‘Immanuel’ – God with us?
The days will include a mixture of guided reflection and individual quiet time, with a chance to rest, reflect and be creative. Cost £30 (£20 concession or pay what you can) includes lunch, coffee & cake. To book a place contact Susan Mansfield on wordsmansfield@gmail.com or 07803 620038. Please consider booking by Friday 23rd November if possible. There is a £10 non-refundable deposit for this event.
And the small print…
These events need a certain number of participants in order to go ahead. Early booking is much appreciated.
No one should feel unable to take part on grounds of cost; if you’d like to know more, please get in touch. Those who are able to pay the “full price” help me to make places available to those who find it harder to pay. Thank you for continuing to support this work!

Emmaus House and GDPR

Dear past and future guests of Emmaus House,

As you may be aware there is new legislation coming into effect on the 25th of May 2018. We now have a page on this website where you can view our full policy. It also has links to the GDPR documentation for Freetobook (our booking system), Tripadvisor (review site) and Expedia (global travel company). This will not have any effect on your existing or future bookings other than giving you more control over the data that we hold on you. If you want to know more about GDPR here is the link to a site where you can read about your new rights. If you need to contact us or have any questions please click here.

We want to make sure we our guests are protected. By complying with this new law and only working with partners who also comply with GDPR we can ensure your data is secure.

From now on you can find our most up to date policies on the “About” tab. We won’t make any more news posts about their updates.

Best wishes,
Emmaus House Team

Monday Eucharist Changes

After a lot of thought we have decided to change our scheduling for our Monday lunch service. We will now be hosting our Monday Eucharist and open house lunch on the first Monday of every month at the usual time of 12 noon. The dates are as follows: 7th May, 4th June, 2th July, 6th August, 3rd September, 1st October, 5th November and 3rd December. We also invite guest to look at our daily prayer timings as these will still be running as normal and there will be midday prayer in place of the Eucharist on the other Mondays.

New Quiet Days at Emmaus House

We are happy to announce that Susan Mansfield, who is trained in reflective spirituality with the Epiphany Group in Edinburgh and Ignatian Spirituality Centre, will be hosting two new quiet days here at Emmaus House. All the events require sufficient numbers to go ahead so please consider helping us by booking early if you can. Some days also fill up fast, so I don’t want anyone to be disappointed! No one should be deterred from taking part on grounds of cost; if this is an issue, please get in touch to discuss. Susan is grateful to all those participants, who, by their generosity, help to make it possible for others to attend.

Breathe on me, breath of God – A Quiet Day for Pentecost

Saturday 12th May

Emmaus House, 14 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh, 10am-4pm

The breath of Jesus, breathed on his disciples; the Counsellor, Helper, constant companion; the gift of God, fanned into flame… As Pentecost approaches, this is an invitation to take time to consider what this great gift means for us now, and notice – perhaps out of the corner of our eye – the movements of the quiet, mysterious Third Person of the Trinity.

The day will include a mix of guided reflection and individual quiet time, with a chance to rest, reflect and be creative. Cost £30 (£20 concession) includes lunch and coffee & cake. To book a place, email wordsmansfield@gmail.com, or call 07803 620038. Please consider booking by Monday 30th April if possible.

The Summer Day – A Quiet Day for Summer

Saturday 23rd June

Emmaus House, 14 Gilmore Place, Edinburgh, 10am-4pm

“…what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?”

Mary Oliver, ‘The Summer Day’

As summer arrives (at last!) this is an invitation to take time to consider the value of rest and re-creation, to think about what it means to have fullness of life. It’s a chance to notice the world around us in its summer splendour and think about growth, fruitfulness and lying down in green pastures.

The day will include a mixture of guided reflection and individual quiet time, a chance to rest and reflect, and an opportunity to be outdoors, weather permitting. Cost £30 (£20 concession) includes lunch and coffee & cake. To book a place email me on wordsmansfield@gmail.com, or call 07803 620038. Please consider booking by Monday 11th June if possible.

Goodbye Jonathan!

Jonathan Livingstone
Jonathan Livingstone

This week we said goodbye to our friend and colleague, Jonathan Livingstone. Jonathan has been with us since 2013 whilst training for the priesthood in the Scottish Episcopal Church and has now moved to serve his curacy in Hamilton & Uddingston.

We wish him the very best and will hold him in our prayers for the coming months.