Sacrista Prebend Retreat House

Retreats and conferences in Southwell, Nottinghamshire

Prayer and Meditation

Stilling Prayer will not be meeting in person at Sacrista Prebend on Mondays until further notice BUT it will be moving on-line so you can observe it collectively in your own homes on Mondays 7.30-8.00pm. The leader for each evening will supply a short thought or quote to help lead everyone into silence. Please see the Worship Online page for Reflections for each week.

If you would like to join this online group please supply your email to the group's coordinator Stephen Ibbotson who can be contacted on

This group gathers on Mondays in term time, at 7.30 pm. We lead into our half-hour of silent prayer with a brief, personal reflection. This draws on Christian writing and thought, whether it be from the Bible, spiritual classics, or contemporary writers and personal thought. The time of silence – which lasts for 30 minutes – is brought to an end with prayer at around 8.10 pm, after which those who want to can share over a coffee or tea (once we're able to meet up in person again). All are welcome, whether you are exploring this ancient way of Christian prayer for the first time, or it’s been your way of prayer for years. Stephen Ibbotson, 07972 083369 or

Stilling Prayer

What is it?

Stilling Prayer (or ‘Christian Meditation’) is held each Monday in term-time at 7.30pm. For the time being we have moved online and observe our time of silence collectively in our homes. The leader for each evening supplies a short thought or quote to help lead us into silence, in much the same way as when we meet in person. If you would like to join this online group, please email the group’s coordinator, Stephen Ibbotson, at

Reflections from previous sessions can be found below.

Reflection for Stilling Prayer, 19 July 2021
Reflection for Stilling Prayer, 12 July 2021

Silence and Meditation

This group gathers on Thursdays in term time, at 12.30pm. During the current pandemic, this will be held online. We begin with a short introduction and move into silence at 1.00pm, concluding with ten minutes of intercessory prayer. All are welcome and those who wish to can bring lunch and stay for fellowship. For more information and to join, please contact Elizabeth Yule, 01636 815311, or

(suspended until further notice)

As part of the daily services held at Southwell Minster, Holy Communion is celebrated at Sacrista Prebend on Mondays at 9.00 am (followed by light breakfast) and Wednesdays at 12.15 pm (followed by a soup lunch). All are welcome to communion and to stay after the service.

Open Monday to Friday 9am to 4:30pm. Weekends only when there are booked events

Sacrista Prebend Retreat House, 4 Westgate, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0JH
01636 816833 |

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