Our annual silent retreat provides an opportunity to be quiet and feel God’s presence. In 2019, we shall again be in the welcoming and comfortable setting of St. Mary’s Monastery, Kinnoull beside Perth. It will be held from Tuesday 9th to Thursday 11th April 2019. Our leader will be the Revd Martin Roff, currently Supernumerary Priest of the Diocese of Moray, Ross & Caithness. He has served most of the charges of the Diocese for varying lengths of time. As of August 2018, he has spent 18 months as, effectively, full-time priest at Glenurquhart. He is married to Carol and they have two sons, Chris and James.
The retreat is run mid-week from Tuesday afternoon to Thursday after lunch. The usual format of the retreat is to maintain silence in the building from around 8pm on Tuesday to around 12 noon on Thursday, though there are always areas reserved for those who want to talk during these times. There is a programme of services and talks, but it up to you to decide how much you wish to be involved. You are free to attend everything on offer or to be on your own if you wish. Wednesday afternoon is free time to explore the area or use as you wish. There is usually an opportunity to talk to the leader on a one to one basis during this time.
St Mary’s completed a major refurbishment two years ago so that most rooms are single rooms with en-suite facilities. Four rooms have shared bathrooms with one bathroom to two rooms. There is a lift serving all floors. The cost is £160 for a single en-suite room and £145 for a single room with shared facilities. So popular is St Mary’s that we are booked in during the week following Easter Week for 2020 as well. The dates are 21st to 23rd April 2020.
For more information and online application form: http://muscotland.org.uk/Retreat.htm