Open Programme

Jesus himself took time out to pray which, in his context, was often up a mountain. Here are a number of opportunities for you to do the same, but in our context to do so on the Isle of Cumbrae, Scotland’s most accessible island. There is something quite magical about making the journey across the water from the Scottish mainland onto an island – we invite you to come and experience it for yourself.

The College & Cathedral are set in 8 acres of beautiful landscaped grounds. All of our retreats are fully catered with accommodation being in single, twin, double or family rooms; some of which are en-suite. The College is a Visit Scotland accredited 3 star Guest House  Facilities at the college include a library, common room and community art studio as well as the cathedral itself.

For details of the Friends’ Bursary Fund, which provides assistance to those who need it in order to take part in events on this programme, please click here

To learn more about a specific retreat please click on the appropriate link below

Walking Humbly

13-16 February 2018

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Pottery for Beginners

12-15 March 2018

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Walking the Way

24 March – 2 April 2018 (a part or all)

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Spring Sketchbook

30 April – 4 May 2018

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Alive to The Splendour

22-24 June – FULLY BOOKED

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Ordinary as Grain…

20-22 July – FULLY BOOKED

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Iconography Workshop

16-20 August 2018 – ONLY 2 ROOMS LEFT AVAILABLE
20-24 August 2018 – FULLY BOOKED

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Stained Glass Painting

27-31 August 2018

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Autumn Sketchbook

15-18 October 2018 – CANCELLED due to Illness


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Empathy and Truth

2-4 November 2018 – Cancelled

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Christmas Craft Workshops

19-21 November 2018 – CANCELLED

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Waiting in Hope – a retreat for Advent

30 Nov – 3 Dec 2018 – Cancelled

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