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A Lenten Journey with Julian of Norwich

March 23


Hosted by Revd Richard Lyall
Saturday March 23 2024 – 10-4pm [arrivals from 9.45]
Price includes lunch and refreshments

What does God really think of us as broken people in a broken world? Is it possible to find a place of true rest and peace as pilgrims who are “not there yet”? And as we look out on a world in turmoil, will God really make everything right?

Questions like these perplexed the 14th Century English mystic Julian of Norwich as she lived through a time of the Black Death and great political and social unrest, and they perplex us too.
As Julian lay on her deathbed, she experienced several powerful visions of the dying Christ, but miraculously recovered and went on to record her visions and reflections in the book we now know as Revelations of Divine Love.

In this season of Lenten reflection, we will journey with Julian as she shares her divine revelations, and invites us to enter into them for ourselves, and through them, to encounter the crucified Christ afresh and find our way home to the Father’s embrace once again.

The day will include led sessions, plenty of time for personal reflection and will conclude with communion together.

Revd Richard Lyall is a Companion of the Waverley Abbey Community. 25 years ago, God plucked him out of a promising career in IT, and sent him on a wild journey which involved being ordained as an Anglican Priest and spending a year with a prayer community in Canada amongst other things. He is currently based in Liverpool and works as a freelance graphic designer, and retreat leader. He loves to find ways to help people go deeper in their walk with God and encounter the Father’s love.


Waverley Abbey House is a grade II listed property. The first floor (where most courses are held) and the second and third floors (where bedrooms are located) are reached by stairs. In the event of a fire, you need to be able to walk downstairs at an average walking pace, without assistance.


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