Activities

Please browse through the public activities we offer by clicking the links below.

In addition we also have a range of private activities for individuals or groups using the centre.  If you are interested in hosting a private activity or event at the Centre then please have a look at our facilities page.

Capacitar Wellbeing

Wellbeing Practices remind us that God is present to us, in every cell of our being. They enable prayer and our spiritual relationship with God by reminding us of the wholeness (and holiness) of our being, relaxing the body, and bringing us to a centred and meditative place which is prayerful in itself, or can …

Day Retreats

Our day retreats are typically offered on Saturdays. They often begin at 10.00am with time for tea and coffee before the formal start of the retreat at 10:30.  Most retreats will conclude at 4.00pm. Usually we will provide tea and coffee but we do ask participants to bring a packed lunch. See the calendar of …

Eastern Practices

The Centre hosts regular Yoga sessions, Tai Chi classes and Zen Buddhist practice sessions.  Come and enjoy exploring these ways of being with us. Upcoming sessions

Labyrinth Walks

The labyrinth walk is held on the first Wednesday of every month. The labyrinth is simply a walking meditative path, once on the path it takes you to the centre and back out again. It is a simple design and it is an alternative to a sitting meditation. At any time you can leave the …

Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina (Latin for “Divine Reading”) is a traditional Benedictine practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer intended to promote communion with God and to increase the knowledge of God’s Word. It does not treat Scripture as texts to be studied, but as the Living Word. Traditionally, Lectio Divina has four separate steps: read meditate …

Longer Retreats

From time to time we offer multi day retreats which compliment our shorter Saturday or one day Retreats.  These may take different forms for example: Private Retreats: We have self-catering accommodation facilities for those who like to spend some time in personal reflection and prayer. Private retreatants have the use of our beautiful prayer room, …

Meditation

Meditation is a universal spiritual practice. Through the simple method of silence, stillness and emptying our minds, meditation allows us to be peaceful and to create a space where we can simply rest in the presence of God who gives us life. Meditation is a method of training our minds to become more peaceful – …

Mindfulness

Introduction Mindfulness means being able to bring direct, open-hearted awareness to what you are doing whilst you are doing it; being able to tune into what is going on in your mind and body, and in the outside world, moment by moment. Practice sessions in Mindfulness meditation are offered to everyone, whether you are a …

Outreach

The Xaverian Outreach programme includes a number of private and public activities intended to offer a welcome and ministry to people who would not otherwise come to the Centre. If you want to know more or to make an enquiry then please feel free to contact us using this form. Our Privacy Policy Upcoming Public …

Poetry and Book Club

Note we are now operating on Zoom.  For details of how to join in please contact Mike using the form below. Our Poetry and Book Club meets once a month on a Wednesday from 1.30 to 3.00pm, new members are very welcome. On alternative months we either Discuss a book we have all read or …

Preston Men’s Group

We are a small group of christian men (mainly Catholic) and have been meeting, as a faith sharing group for nearly 20 years. The group goes by the name of Preston Men’s group and meets on the first Saturday of the month from 8.30 for a drink and toast etc with the aim of making …

Short Courses

We offer short courses in various topics.  These are not regular events so please watch the calendar. Upcoming courses

Silver Screen

From time to time we have a film evening and gather to watch something uplifting, amusing or informative. Mostly doors open at 18:45 so people can chat over a cup of tea or coffee before settling down to watch the film starting at 19:30. Sadly we don’t do popcorn or interval ices. See the calendar …

Singing

People have always found pleasure and comfort in singing together. We host two singing groups. Early in 2019 we started a singing group is for people affected by Dementia including family and carers. As well as being good fun, singing is recognised as being hugely beneficial for well-being as it can impact positively on our …

Special Events

From time to time we have events that are different and do not fit into any of our other activity categories.  These events will be in keeping with the aims Xaverian Mission Spirituality Centre.  See what is on offer and if something appeals then treat yourself. Upcoming sessions  

Women at Prayer

We are a group of christian women who meet on a regular basis for reflection and prayer. We offer companionship and support, a chance to listen and share experiences. All are welcome. If you would like to learn more and see if this is for you then please contact the group through Rose McCrave by …

Women Together

A well-being group for all women Let us create together a tranquil environment in which to laugh, experience deep connection, care, share and explore a range of nourishing practices. We will have the time to respond to our bodies, to our inner selves, to each other and to recognise the resourceful, spiritual women that we …

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