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What is a quiet day?

A quiet day is a gentle introduction for newcomers to retreats.

A quiet day is also a way of going on retreat for one day.

What happens on a quiet day?

Quiet days are usually from around 10 to 4pm. You will usually be given a programme at the start of the day by the quiet day leader.

During the day there will be:

  • input from the leader on the theme they have chosen.
  • time for you to reflect on your own, in a way that feels helpful to you (reading, walking, resting etc).
  • refreshment breaks.

At the end of the day there will often be the chance to worship and share your experiences with the group.

Where can I go on a quiet day?

Quiet days take place across the country in a variety of places such as retreat houses, churches and village halls.

Who goes on a quiet day?

Quiet days are open to anyone and may be particularly helpful if:

  • you have never been on a retreat before or
  • you are limited for time.

The number of people attending a quiet day varies but is usually fairly small - between 6 and 25 people.

Where can I find a quiet day?

We can help you find a quiet day in your area. Just contact us.

See if there is a Retreat Association quiet day near you soon.

You can also contact your local retreat house for details of quiet days in your area.

A Quiet Day pack is available with resources for how to plan a quiet day.

The Retreat Association for the UK