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A Lenten Journey with Hildegard of Bingen

This weekend in Lent is an opportunity to ponder and slow down.

Fri 11th March -  Sun 13th March 2022

Please enquire about the APR NHS bursary scheme if you are a NHS worker or a carer. You may be able get up to a 50% bursary for this event.

Space is available on this event! :-D

Led by Revd Brigid Main

‘All creation is gifted with the ecstasy of God’s light’

Hildegard of Bingen – “thousand-year-old wisdom for the 21st century”.

Poet, musician, visionary, healer and fearless campaigner.

Come and discover what she might have to say to us today?

This weekend in Lent is an opportunity to ponder and slow down.

Space to explore Hildegard’s visions of the cosmic Christ,

greening the earth, the interconnectedness of all things.

Through her visions, music and words

we re-learn precious truths about our God, our faith and the world we live in.

We will be uplifted by her music and meditate on her words on creation

in the peace of Othona and the ancient chapel of St Peter-on-the-Wall.

There will be space for individual reflection, times of silence and times of sharing.


Brigid Main trained initially as a Speech & Language Therapist. She was ordained in 1999 and for 10 years was Associate Priest at the Retreat House at Pleshey, Essex where her husband was House Manager. She retired as Chaplain to the ancient chapel of St Peter-on-the Wall in Bradwell-on-Sea and now has time to lead retreats. In her spare time she enjoys singing, playing the recorder, knitting and much more! She loves being a spiritual companion and also using her skills to help people develop and care for their voice.





Comments from previous retreats


Who knew a 12th Century German nun has so much to teach us today?

Brigid’s gentle and good-humoured approach makes Hildegard accessible and opens many doors - an ideal way for the beginner to get to know one of the Church’s treasures.


You introduced us to her creativity, through her visions, music and poetry, bringing delight to our senses. She was indeed the surrendered, 'feather on the breath of God".  Hildegard's voice has become louder through you, Brigid and needs to be heard in our generation. May you discover more and continue to tell her story.


Arrivals: from 3pm Friday - first meal is dinner at 7pm

Departures: 3pm Sunday

Costs: adults £90 (Basic Rate) £112 (Benefactors Rate). If you would like to come as a non-residential visitor then the cost is £18 per day with lunch or £26.50 per day with lunch and dinner. We may be able to offer concessionary rates (25% reduction) at the Manager's discretion. Please contact us to find out more.

(Find out about our Benefactor Rate)

11 Mar 2022 15:00 through 13 Mar 2022 15:00
Othona Community, Essex
East End Road
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Landline: 01621 776564 ext. 01621776564
Landline: 01621776564 ext. 01621776564