Retreat in the City – 2018

The City & and the Garden(s): Where We Live with God

We are delighted to announce the details of our annual ‘Retreat in the City’ programme for 2018! The theme for our upcoming retreat is entitled “The City & and the Garden(s): Where We Live with God”. Scripture’s story starts in a garden… moves to the city… and then they merge in revelation. Using insights from depth psychology, we’ll go on the journey of Scripture, that is also a journey through the cosmos, and into our deepest selves.

The retreat will take place from the 9th – 11th February in Christ Church Cathedral, and will be led by the Revd Simon Richardson, Vicar of Glencraig and Minor Canon of St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast.

Download your booking form here and your payment method form here.



Retreat Programme

Friday, 9 February
5:00 pm Said Evening Prayer (Optional)
5:30 pm Arrival and Registration
5:45 pm Opening Session
7:00 pm Dinner

Saturday, 10 February
9:30 am Session 2
10:30 am Coffee break
11:00 am Session 3
Noon Cathedral Peace Prayers
12:15 pm Lunch break, soup and sandwiches provided
1:30 pm Session 4
2:30 pm Reflection session and closing prayer
Evening Free

Sunday, 11 February
9:00 am Lady Chapel available for prayer and reflection
11:00 am Cathedral Eucharist
12:30 pm


Retreat registration fee: €100
The retreat fee includes dinner on Friday, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, and
tea/coffee breaks. A non-refundable deposit of €50, payable by cheque or credit card, must be received by 1 February in order to secure your place. Register by contacting the cathedral office on 01 677 8099 or or by visiting:


Retreat leader bio:
The Revd Simon Richardson was born in Bedford in 1974, ordained in Canterbury in 2003 and has lived and worked in Northern Ireland since 2006. Currently Vicar of Glencraig and Minor Canon of St Anne’s Cathedral, these sessions come out of his study of the relationship between Jungian Psychoanalytic Theory and the Christian Scriptures.

You can also download the flyer here.