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Advent and the ‘Great O Antiphons’: a poetic preparation

November 27 @ 6:00 pm - November 29 @ 2:00 pm

‘In the first centuries the Church had a beautiful custom of praying seven great prayers calling afresh on Christ to come, calling him by the mysterious titles he has in Isaiah, calling to him; O Wisdom! O Root! O Key! O Light! come to us!

In the course of this retreat we will reflect on these seven wonderful prayers, approaching each one through the medium of a sonnet written in response to it.

The Revd Dr Malcolm Guite (Chaplain of Girton College, Cambridge) – is a poet-priest and author of various books on contemporary spirituality. He often travels around Great Britain and North America to give lectures, concerts and poetry readings.

Cost:               £185 ensuite room                £165 standard room

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November 27 @ 6:00 pm
November 29 @ 2:00 pm
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The Revd Malcolm Guite
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Oasis, Christ Church - Jul 2018

Thank you for having us! Great stay, lovely garden and helpful staff. See you again next year.

Vacation Project, Lincoln College Oxford - Aug 2018

The success of the weekend was helped ... by the quality of the accommodation ... the generous provision of our food but perhaps most of all the staff

Bereaved dads' weekend Nov 2018

This has been a wonderful caring time. Thank you St Katharine's staff team.

NW & JT, Marlow - Oct 2018

Thank you so much for everything that you and your team did for our family yesterday. Everything went so smoothly and everyone said what a wonderful venue St Katharine's was both in terms of food and venue. Your team were absolutely outstanding and made the day very easy for us.

CM - Feb 2020

Thank you for a wonderful stay. It was perfect. The memorial garden is wonderful and so good to have time to sit and appreciate the atmosphere.