The Defence Instructions and Notices (DIN) giving information for the 2023 series of HM Forces Bishopric Retreats has just been published (2023DIN01-003).
The Bishopric Retreats have been running successfully over many years and provide an inherently Catholic retreat experience for all members of the Whole Force in a Benedictine Abbey environment.
3 opportunities for retreat are offered this year at:
- Douai Abbey 13th to 16th June
- Worth Abbey 18th to 21st September
- Ampleforth Abbey 30th October to 2nd November
Ideal for time away to build spiritual resilience. To register your interest please complete the appropriate registration form at Annex A, B or C of the DIN and return the form to Sgt Routledge RAF at Caroline.Routledge475@mod.gov.uk.
Wednesday 29th March at 1200 in Cathedral of St Michael and St George, Aldershot
Saturday 8th - Saturday15th April - Easter HCPT Armed Forces Region Childrens Pilgrimage to Lourdes
Wednesday 10th May - Thursday 18th May HCPT Joint Services Hosanna House Group Pilgrimage to Lourdes
Thursday 11th - Monday15th May - International Military Pilgrimage to Lourdes
Chaplains CPD and Conference
Sunday 2nd - Friday 7th July at The Royal Scots College, Salamanca, Spain
Annual Naval Mass - Sunday 9th July at 1000 in St John's Cathedral, Portsmouth
Tuesday 13th - Friday 16th June at Douai Abbey, near Reading, Berkshire
Monday 18th - Thursday 21st September at Worth Abbey, West Sussex
Monday 30th October - Thursday 2nd November at Ampleforth Abbey, North Yorkshire
Sunday 12th November at 1000 Solemn Requiem Mass for the Fallen in Westminster Cathedral