Wednesday, 24 November 2021

A space to reflect on the experience of the pandemic

 When the Dark Clouds Lift? 

A space to reflect on the experience of the pandemic  

The session will give space to reflect on the experience of the pandemic.

What do I embrace? What do I need to let go of? What have we learnt?   

There will be input, time for reflection and sharing in small groups.


On Zoom: 27th of November 10am-12.30  


Rev Susanne Carlsson is the Spiritual Adviser for Rochester Diocese.

To book contact: 

Donations to Rochester Diocese are welcome.  

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Latest edition of the Current - Rochester Diocese Spirituality Network newsletter

The new issue of The Current, the newsletter of the Rochester Diocese Spirituality Network is here, with news of events through the autumn and winter. 

Check it out  for opportunities to reflect, pray and learn. 

Friday, 8 October 2021

Praying with Icons Oct 13 2021

 Praying with Icons 

with Elaine Wilkins and Paul Stevens 
13 October 2021,
10:00 am-12:30 pm
at St Benedict's Centre 

"We look at an icon of Christ or another Christian scene… we see rich colours - red, yellow, blue... and the silence of the icon speaks to us of a deep inner world...a world of mystery and divine presence. In this workshop, we will take a look at some eastern and some western icons and consider how they speak to us.. and how we may use them to enrich our life of prayer..."

To book: 

Thursday, 23 September 2021

Film Quiet Day on Oct 16

 Companions of Christ 

65 Maidstone Road, Chatham, ME4 6DP 



A Quiet Day  

Saturday 16 October 

10am to 4pm 


We will be watching a feature-length documentary on the themes of death, change, and prayer. Participants will be guided through an Ignatian imaginative exercise based on a scene from the film, and there will be time for you to engage in several more of these exercises by yourself throughout the afternoon. 


The day will be led by Joel Love, who offered a similar quiet day here in February 2020. 


Please bring your own packed lunch drinks will be provided. 

Donations are welcome. 


To book contact: Rev Susanne Carlsson 07795 167 603 

Monday, 23 August 2021

Creative Writing Quiet Day: Sept 11th in Chatham


Companions of Christ

65 Maidstone Road, Chatham, ME4 6DP


“In the beginning was the Word…”

A Creative Writing Quiet Day


Saturday 11 September 2021 10am - 3pm

[ed. Bring your own lunch, drinks will be provided]


There is something special about creative writing that brings us into the presence of Jesus.  The Living Word meets us as we express to God the thoughts and desires of our hearts.  On this quiet day, there will be space to prayerfully experiment with words and ways of writing, and an opportunity for spiritual refreshment, as we listen to what God might be saying in us and through us.


Leader: Rev. David Kichenside, Team Vicar of Holy Trinity South Chatham. David has been a parish priest for 10 years and a dabbler in things creative and artistic for as long as he can remember…




To book contact: Rev Susanne Carlsson 07795 167 603

Friday, 26 March 2021

Living under a Dark Cloud: Discernment during the Pandemic March 30

 Living under a Dark Cloud

Discernment during the Pandemic


30th of March 2021 10.00 - 12.30 on zoom


Led by Susanne Carlsson


As we are slowly coming out of lockdown this session will give an opportunity to reflect on how the pandemic has had an impact on our discernment.

Last year has also connected us in a special way to the mysteries of Holy Week.

The input will draw on the wisdom of St Ignatius of Loyola and the tools from the Spiritual Exercises. There will also be space to share our experience.

Susanne Carlsson is the Advisor for Spirituality for Rochester Diocese and a consultant for Spirituality in Canterbury Diocese. 


To book contact Susanne Carlsson and you will be sent a link for the Zoom meeting. Donations are welcome to support the work of spirituality in Rochester Diocese at this time.  07795167603

Thursday, 18 March 2021

St Benedicts reopens for day visitors


St Benedict's to re-open

The team at the St Benedict's Centre are delighted to say that they will be reopening again from next week, for individual day guests.

Full risk precautions are in place. Guests will have their own room with facilities for making hot drinks.

The Pilgrim Chapel is open for private prayer and guests may join the Abbey community for their offices during the day. The cost of a day is £10.

If you would like to book please contact Rev Jane Winter on   A warm welcome awaits you at the Centre.