Lindisfarne Retreat 2019

Screen Shot 2019-06-02 at 21.57.56The 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 14th­–16th June, which will offer a space to relax and reflect on Scripture by coming together as Christians in unity before the Lord.

We shall be travelling by coach, and staying in the St. Vincent de Paul camp who will also provide all our meals.

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 08:00 on Friday 14th for a departure at 08:30.
Please bring your own packed lunch for Friday lunchtime.
The coach leaves Lindisfarne at 12:15 on Sunday 16th June.

Kit List:

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

Provisional Timetable

Timetable for Lindisfarne 2019

Fri. 14th June:

           8:30am Depart from DSU

           11.00am Arrive on Holy Island

           12.00pm Lunch in Dining Hall – bring own packed lunches: needs to be including with booking information

           2.00pm Session 1 – introductions, orientation & speaker = Ian Mills (Abraham’s Children in Crisis)

           4.00pm Free Time

           6.00pm Dinner

           7.30pm Orthodox Vespers – OrthSoc to lead

           10.00pm Night Prayer – JAM Soc to lead

Sat. 15th June:

           8.00am Breakfast

           9.30am Session 2: Speaker = Revd Canon Dr Sarah Hills (Vicar of Holy Island)

           12.00pm Lunch

           2.00pm Emmaus Walk/Bible Study – JAM Soc to lead

           4.00pm Free Time

           5.00pm Praise & Worship – CU to lead: Katya to confirm

           6.00pm Dinner

           8.00pm Film Night

           10.00pm Night Prayer – CathSoc to lead

Sun. 16th June:

           8.00am Breakfast

          Approx. 10.00am Eucharist/Mass/Morning Worship in local churches

           12.15pm Depart Holy Island with packed lunch

           1.00pm Visit St Cuthbert’s Cave – Gavin to lead

           2.15pm Depart St Cuthbert’s Cave

          3.45pm Arrive in Durham

To sign up online click the button below,  (The retreat costs £50 – please pay Fr. Andrew Downie from the Catholic Chaplaincy. There is also financial assistance available, please contact a chaplain or email us).


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