Anglican Catholic Church

Diocesan Retreat 2021

From 26th to 28th October those attending the Diocesan Retreat gathered at Whalley Abbey in Lancashire.
The theme of the Retreat was “The Desert Experience. Spiritual Conferences were presented by Fr Gareth Parry (Good Shepherd & St Tudwal, Conwy), Fr Miles Maylor (St Deiniol & St Asaph, Pembroke Dock) and Fr Andrew Scurr (Our Lady of Walsingham & St Francis, Rochester, Kent).
We are very grateful to the warden, staff and community at the Abbey, originally a Cistercian Monastery suppressed at the Reformation, which now serves as the Retreat Centre of the Church of England’s Diocese of Blackburn.
On the last morning Fr Miles Maylor gave an extremely interesting final presentation on the history and development of the High Priest of the Temple in Jerusalem, cross referencing with our Lord Jesus Christ, the Great High Priest.
Fascinating and moving in equal measure - Fr Maylor illustrated his talk appropriately dressed.