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Its time to come back together.

For the first time since March 2020, a residential retreat will take place soon at Whalley Abbey on May 17. ‘Abide in my love’ is a chance to explore the meaning of ‘Abide’ in John's Gospel; of exile and being home.

Dr Andrew Rudd is an experienced retreat leader, spiritual director and is the Poet in Residence at Manchester Cathedral. Rev'd Adam Thomas is the director of Whalley Abbey who is also an experienced retreat leader.

What does Jesus mean in John when he uses the word Abide? What does it mean to make our home in God, and to recognise God making His home in us? How might this speak to those feelings of being in exile that many have experienced this year and the difference of being in our home and being home?

Input will include short amounts of lectio divina, music, poetry and art along with focussing on passages from John's Gospel. There will also be time of silence, time to walk, time in the grounds and time to pray. Spiritual Direction will be available to anyone who wants it.

The retreat numbers are limited and all meals are included: breakfast, morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. To find out more and for booking details, click here.