Benedictine Spirituality at Emmaus House

For anyone interested in exploring the wisdom of St Benedict for today, all are welcome to join us on the first Saturday of every month, 10am – 12noon. We’ll begin after coffee on arrival with morning prayer, followed by lectio divina, then a talk by Andrew on an aspect of Benedictine spirituality and time for us to share our own responses and thoughts. These mornings are also an opportunity to find out about the Emmaus Community of St Benedict . For any queries, do contact Andrew on 07929 047896 or e-mail

Quiet Days

We regularly hold guided quiet days throughout spring and autumn. Led by Susan Mansfield, they are an opportunity to step outside the norms of daily life and engage with your spirituality. Susan uses topics such as “Time Out for Work”, “Who Am I, Who is God?”, and “My Peace I Leave with You” to bring out inner conversations to enable you to connect with your spiritual side.

Days usually contain a mixture of guided reflection and quiet time with space for thought, creativity, and rest. Lunch is provided.

More quiet days coming soon! The next quiet day/ weekend retreat (non-residential) is 8-10 February:


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Susan Mansfield is a Scottish poet, playwright, and journalist.

Ignatian Guided Retreats

Individually guided silent retreats, facilitated by the Epiphany Group, are available by arrangement throughout the year. For inquiries, please contact us. Cost is £65 per night including breakfast and lunch with one daily session of spiritual direction.

Ignatian Guided Retreats are silent retreats rooted in the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola. They offer an opportunity to reconnect with a spirituality which many find relevant to their busy lives and helpful in making good choices.

As part of your retreat, you will have daily contact with a spiritual director who is there to provide guidance in your journey, through listening to your hopes and desires, as well as helping you to explore the issues that feel most important. They might offer options with regards to ways of praying, meditation, and focusing your awareness of God in all things.

The retreat is silent in order to provide space for you to pray, meditate and come to a deeper sense of God’s presence, whilst removing the distractions and pressures of daily life.

You are welcome to join in the program of prayer and worship in our chapel.

The Epiphany Group

The Epiphany Group was formed in June 2000, bringing together women and men who have trained in Ignatian Spirituality and practice in Scotland. Members of the Epiphany Group are lay and ordained, and belong to different Christian traditions.

They offer mutual support and ongoing training to our members. They also look outward to a wider ministry. In their wider ministry, they offer help and support to individuals, informal groups, churches, and parishes, who wish to explore the spiritual aspects of life and faith in their own setting. They make themselves available to accompany people who want to explore God’s relationship with them. In addition to Ignatian Guided Retreats, they offer spiritual direction, quiet days, training courses and supervision.

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