Life in all its fullness


28-30 July 2017

with Amanda Wright

St John describes Jesus as coming that we might ‘have life and have it to the full’, and Dawna Markova says in her much-loved poem ‘I will not die an unlived life’, but what does that mean for us as we try to discern the best way to live our lives today? Join us in a gentle exploration of where God might be calling, that we may indeed be truly fulfilled.

Arrive: Friday 28th between 4.00 and 5.30pm
Depart: Sunday 30th after lunch

Please note – these are the correct dates. The dates printed in the Open Programme leaflet were incorrectly stated as 26-28 July.

About Amanda


Amanda is a Lay Reader at the Cathedral of The Isles and Joint Warden at the College of The Holy Spirit. She is a Tertiary of the Order of the Holy Paraclete, whose mother house is in Whitby, and has lived and worked on behalf of the Iona Community at Iona Abbey as a member of the resident staff. She is influenced by Celtic insights into spirituality as well as the Rule of St Benedict.

Married to Andrew, she has twin sons currently at university and enjoys poetry, art, singing, knitting, gardening and long walks—but not necessarily all at the same time.

There is a fixed price for events on our Open Programme and accommodation is available on a first come first served basis. The College has 4 single rooms with shared bathroom facilities, 4 twin rooms with shared bathroom facilities, 2 double rooms with shared bathroom facilities, 1 family room (double & single) with shared bathroom facilities, 2 en-suite twin rooms, 2 en-suite double rooms and 1 en-suite family room (1 double & 2 singles). Please select the type of accommodation that best meets your needs. Double or twin rooms may be used for single occupancy where needed.

This retreat is offered both residential and non-residential

£145 full board or free non-residential (meals available at extra cost)

Friends’ Bursary Scheme
We do not want cost to prevent anyone from attending an event at The College of The Holy Spirit. Please see here for details of a bursary scheme run by the Friends of the Cathedral of The Isles.