Silent retreats are a calm space away from daily life helping us to draw closer to God. They enable us to come to know Christ more intimately in order to love him and serve him better, to recognise his call and to make a decision to respond to it.

Our retreats are held in places conducive to silence and contemplation (Sclerder Abbey and Storrington Priory).

During these retreats we offer daily teachings, times for personal prayer with the Word of God, times of community prayer, and daily personal spiritual accompaniment.


This type of retreat offers an opportunity to deepen our relationship to God and experience his presence in our everyday life. Participants are guided through the same Ignatian pattern as a silent retreat, with personal times of prayer based on the Word of God and a daily spiritual accompaniment.

If you would like to take the time for an individual retreat at any other moment, or if you have any questions, please contact either Storrington Priory or Sclerder Abbey.

“If you remain in me and my words remain in you,
ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you.
Remain in my love.”

John 15:7-9


The spirituality of our Community is rooted both in the Ignatian tradition and in the experience of the Charismatic Renewal.

The practice of the Spiritual Exercises and of Ignatian discernment forms a basis for our prayer as well as our ways of living.

We believe in the Holy Spirit and we want to listen to him and live under his direction personally and in community.

The spirituality of the Charismatic Renewal and of the Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola come together in the certainty that “God communicates himself directly to his creature” and acts effectively in the lives of men.