Lindisfarne Retreat 2018

castleThe Holy Island of Lindisfarne has been an important site of Christianity since the monastery St. Aidan founded in 635AD. Since then it has been a place of pilgrimage and retreat for Christians of all backgrounds and affiliations. Join DUECC for our annual Lindisfarne retreat from the 8th­–10th June, which will offer a space to relax and reflect on Scripture by coming together as Christians in unity before the Lord.

The theme this year is “Lord, teach us to Pray.”

We shall be travelling by coach, with the option of crossing the sands on foot at low tide, and staying in the St. Vincent de Paul camp who will also provide all our meals. Joining the retreat will be the following University Chaplains, priests and church leaders:

  • Annette Sharpe (Assistant Methodist Chaplain)
  • Andrew Downie (Catholic Chaplain)
  • Jeremy and Anna Mortimer (Bethshan Interns)
  • Susie Thorp (Anglican Chaplain to St. John’s College)
  • David Rushton (Anglican Chaplain to St. Chad’s College)

The Lindisfarne retreat is an annual retreat organised by DUECC including members who span a range of different church and denominational affiliations. We come together to learn from, and understand, one another in our shared heritage and beliefs.


Meet at DSU at 10:00 on Friday 8th for a departure at 10:30.
Please bring your own packed lunch for Friday lunchtime.
The coach leaves Lindisfarne at 15:30 on Sunday 10th June, and we will be back in Durham for 17:30.

Kit List:

Plenty of warm, spare clothes
Plastic bag
Notebooks and Pens
Eyemask if you struggle with light.

Provisional Timetable

To sign up online click the button below, where you will have the opportunity to pay online with PayPal (The retreat costs £50. There is also financial assistance available, please contact a chaplain or email us).


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