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Sounding the Silence

Exploring depths in stillness and speech

18 - 21 June 2018

The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire

Join us for our national ecumenical conference - an opportunity to be inspired through talks, workshops, worship, discussion, resources and conversation!

Key contributors (to date):

  • Malcolm Guite: poet, singer-songwriter, priest, academic
  • Martin Laird: contemplative, professor and author of bestselling Into the Silent Land
  • Jacqui Lea: artist and founder of the Community of Hopeweavers
  • Sara Maitland: writer, feminist and lecturer
  • Frances Novillo: musician, singer and liturgist
  • Peter Tyler: theologian, psychotherapist and author
  • Patron: Revd Graham Sparkes

We will be particularly focussing on the theme of silence - both in the context of retreat and in the unspoken areas of our lives. There will also be opportunities to explore what it means to be part of a reflective community, through silence and contemplation, throughout the conference.

Please see our Conference 2015 report and review below.

The Retreat Association for the UK

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