Themed retreats


2018 Programme

Listening with the Ear of the Heart Retreat

Led by Bishop Richard Moth

2:00pm on Monday 30th April 2018 to 2:00pm on Tuesday 1st May 2018

The retreat will focus on teaching and practical experience of Lectio Divina.

£90.00 Residential

Finding Forgiveness

Tuesday 3rd – Thursday 5th July 2018

Led by Dr. Stephanie Thornton C.Psychol, AFBPsS

Why is it sometimes so hard to forgive—or to feel forgiven ?

Forgiveness is increasingly recognised by psychologists as a key element in emotional   healing  It is a cornerstone of our Christian practice.  Yet many   people struggle to let go of grievances, or to feel the mercy of God’s forgiveness.

This retreat explores the psychological processes involved in forgiveness—which are rather different from many suppose.  Forgiveness needs much more than the will to forgive:  life grief, it’s a multi-stage process, each stage posing a different challenge, asking a different response from us, offering something different to us.  A better understanding of those stages can help us focus our efforts towards forgiveness more effectively—both for ourselves and those we support.  More importantly:  an understanding of the psychological stages of forgiveness can help us not just to forgive X for doing Y, but can help us to recognise and embrace a changed perspective that allows us to become people who live in forgiveness, “seventy times seven”

Cost: £185.00 residential /  £98.00 non-residential


An Introduction to the Spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola

Friday 6th to Sunday 8th July 2018

Led by Fr. Adrian Porter

The spirituality of St Ignatius Loyola is fundamentally a lay spirituality – a way of seeing, understanding and living our lives in the everyday world.  Many    thousands of people have found Ignatius’ take on the world, and the finding of God in that world, profoundly helpful and continue to do so today.

This weekend will introduce some of the techniques and themes of Ignatian spirituality and then provide opportunities to practice these in periods of quiet reflection.  It is neither a retreat nor a course but a mixture of the two which aims to develop both knowledge and experience.  It would be suitable for those with no or just some knowledge of the Ignatian tradition.

Adrian Porter SJ is a Jesuit priest who works with Jesuit and other schools to develop an understanding of their distinctive Catholic and Jesuit identity and mission.

Cost £160.00 Residential

Dominican Sisters Retreat

Friday 21st September 2018 to Sunday 23rd September 2018

 Returning by popular demand!!!!

St Cuthman’s are pleased to announce that the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia will be returning to St. Cuthman’s to host a Women’s Retreat to refresh your relationship with God.

The Dominican Sisters have assisted in the faith formation of adults, families, teens and children in their local parish and in Catholic schools in Scotland while travelling extensively giving retreats, days of recollection and catechetical formation.

More details to follow

Cost £185.00 Residential


Human Development, A Spiritual Destination

Tuesday 6th – Thursday 8th November 2018

Led by Dr. Stephanie Thornton C.Psychol, AFBPsS

Christ call us to the path of conversion.  For many for us, that might mean personal change, sometimes profound change.  Is that possible ?

Folk wisdom suggests that real personal change is very difficult: ‘leopards don’t change their spots’.  The message in the media underlines that idea: ‘it’s all in the DNA’.  Research in psychology offers a very different view: we are less ’fixed’  by our DNA, and far more capable of change than we suppose.

This retreat explores the psychological processes that shape how we came to be the way we are—and how we can use an understanding of those processes to grow and change, to take responsibility and become more who we would like to be.  In fact, the normal processes that shape human development will tend to propel us towards becoming the people Christ calls us to be—if only we let them.  Our human             psychology is not the obstacles to personal change that it sometimes seems to be, but, better understood, is a source, and toolbox for development, a development that, fully mature, takes us towards a spiritual destination.

Cost: £185.00 residential /  £98.00 non-residential


St. Cuthman’s Christmas Retreat

Monday 24th – Thursday 27th December 2018

Led by St. Cuthman’s


£300.00 for a single occupancy and £500.00 for a twin occupancy

St. Cuthman’s 2018 Booklet

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