Spiritual traditions: Benedictine spirituality

Spiritual traditions: exploring their contemporary relevance

The second in the series is Benedictine spirituality

Benedict: Conversion, Temptation, Vision

Saturday, November 6, 2021 10.30am – 4.30pm

Benedictine spirituality emerged from the crucible of 7th century monastic life, a place of single-minded discipline of work, study, prayer in a messy life of struggle. The day will use Benedict’s vision to help us focus on being faithful Christians in the turbulence of contemporary life.

Coffee from 10am. Please bring your own packed lunch.


Adrian Chatfield is the son of a former Benedictine monk, happily married to Jill and enjoying a life of sport, prayer, spiritual direction and teaching in an active retirement in Cotmanhay, Derbyshire. His last two appointments involved the teaching of spirituality at Wycliffe College Oxford and Ridley Hall Cambridge, having himself trained at Mirfield, a community which is itself Benedictine-shaped.

Booking your place

We are embarking on an extensive renovation programme to help us deliver a better service in the future and all donations are gratefully received. Donations to Sacrista Prebend can be made using the form below.

We suggest an offering of £20 for the day but we want you to feel free to offer what feels right to you and making a donation is not a pre-requisite to attending the day.

You will be able to make a donation to Sacrista from the acknowledgement page, once you have completed the booking form below.

If this Quiet Day is showing as fully booked. Please contact the warden to express your interest and be added to a waiting list. Please email michele.hampson@southwellminster.org.uk. If there is enough interest we will repeat it.


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  • Venue: Sacrista Prebend Retreat House