Quiet Days

The Cherwell Centre

Quiet Days are a chance to get away from the hectic pace of day-to-day life, and to still our hearts and minds to better encounter God. Tea, coffee, and biscuits are provided at the Cherwell Centre, where there is also a garden for walking, and the University Parks are a stone's throw away. Quiet mornings offer the opportunity to sit in silence for prayer, reading, writing, or reflection, with or without the aid of materials such as an icon, or to have a quiet discussion with one of the session leaders. You are also invited bring simple art materials; some people find it helpful to draw or paint as they explore the theme. The day is punctuated by short periods of guided reflection and prayer. 

We usually hold a Quiet Day in late Spring, and a Quiet Morning at the start of December.

Lent 2020

Quiet Day: 

Saturday 7 March, 9.30am - 2:00pm, The Cherwell Centre

Everyone is welcome. A light lunch will be provided. Suggested donation £10 (free to confirmation candidates).

To book, contact vicar@universitychurch.ox.ac.uk

Past Events

Quiet Day: Preparing for the unexpected

Saturday 14 December, 10:00-15:00, The Cherwell Centre

A guided day of prayer and reflection with art and poetry, led by the Revd Canon Robert Wright, artist and priest. The day is constructed around Thomas Merton’s  poem  80.”  Slowly, slowly  comes  Christ  through the garden”;  Rowan Williams'  poem  “Advent  Calendar” and paintings. 


Quiet Day: Life in all its fullness

Saturday 11 May 2019, 10:00-15:30, The Cherwell Centre

A guided day to explore Christ’s promise of abundant life, through prayer, reflection and silence.