Holy Island Young Vocations Retreat

A three-day retreat for young adults, with space to reflect on the call of God and what it might mean for you.

Holy Island lies off the coast of Northumberland a few miles south of the Scottish border.  It is cut off except at low tide. St Aidan came from Iona to form a priory here, which became a mission base for the whole of northern England.

It is one of the great holy places of England, the home of the Lindisfarne Gospels, and a ‘thin place’ where heaven and earth meet. It is an awesome location for a retreat.

Holy Island Young Vocations Retreat: Class of 2016

What?

A three-day retreat for young adults, with space to reflect on the call of God and what it might mean for you. Led by the Revd Alaric Lewis, Vocation Outreach Officer and vicar in Norwich.

Time to breathe and to explore the beauty of Holy Island, on the Northumberland coast, soaked in Christian history, mission and prayer. An opportunity to walk the ancient Pilgrims’ Causeway across the sands. Take time with God as you prepare for the next steps of your vocational journey.

Who?

A three-day retreat for young adults exploring vocation and ordained ministry—at any stage of the journey. Part of Week One for participants on the Norwich Ministry Experience Scheme.

Where?

Staying at Marygate House retreat centre at the heart of Holy Island. You wlll be most likely sharing a room with at least one other.

Travel

We travel by car, or by London North Eastern Rail leaving Peterborough at 12.18 on Thursday 06 September. Coming back we leave Berwick-on-Tweed at 15.33, arriving in Peterborough at 18.31 and Norwich at 20.26.

How much?

We ask for a contribution of £75 from each person (£100 if you’re working), towards accommodation, main meals, and travel. You’ll need to get yourself to and from Peterborough (easy rail links from Norwich) and pay for one or two lunches. No charge for MES participants (except to pay for one or two lunches …). No need to pay upfront – we pay on site as part of our contribution to Marygate House.

How to book

Please use the booking form on this web page and return to margaret.mallett@dioceseofnorwich.org.