Catholic Mental Health Project Retreat 2018 - Book Now!

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‘Joy in the desert: Finding a way through desolation’

A Residential Retreat for those involved in mental health pastoral care

Tuesday 20 November 2018, 12.30pm –Thursday 22 2018, 2pm

Douai Abbey, Upper Woolhampton, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 5TQ

This Residential Retreat is to be led by Bishop Richard Moth, the lead Bishop for Mental Health, and is for those involved in Mental Health Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care. You are warmly invited to meet at Douai Abbey at 12.30 for lunch on 20 November 2018 and to be resident for two nights leaving after lunch on 22 November 2018. Retreat participants are welcome to join in the prayer life of the monks.

Douai Abbey is home to a community of monks of the English Benedictine Congregation situated in the Royal County of Berkshire. It is frequently said that Douai offers an environment and atmosphere of peace and serenity, where the cares of daily life can be left behind. For more details about the community and directions to the Abbey please visit

Costs: There are only 20 places available and they will be allocated on a first come basis. The retreat will cost £71 (subsidised cost) which is to be paid to the Guestmaster during your Retreat. If you wish to pay by cheque please make it payable to Douai Abbey.

Who is this Retreat for?
This is for all those involved in mental health pastoral care: Including those from chaplaincy, religious orders, the Bishops’ Conference Mental Health Projects, service user and carer representatives and Catholic communities.

Book now!

To book a place on the Catholic Mental Health Project Retreat 2018, please download the form below and send your completed form to

CMHP Retreat 20-22 Nov 2018 Invitation and Booking Form

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