june, 2019

1jun10:00 am- 5:00 pmSilence for beginners ~ A quiet day with Richard Carter held in conjunction with St Paul's Cathedral. Quiet Day 10:00 am - 5:00 pm St. Katharine's HouseEvent Type:Quiet Days

Event Details

Silence for Beginners   with  Richard Carter

Saturday 1 June

10.00 – 5.00pm

Silence is something we can long for or dread, but it’s often said that silence is the country where the saints learn their language.  From the earliest years of Christianity to the present day, it’s where people have sought, and found, God.

But as many who have tried it know, it is not always as simple as it sounds. This day will provide a ‘beginner’s guide’ to silence, with reflections on its nature, joys, pitfalls and uses. It will also include significant periods when we will keep silence.

The day will be led by Richard Carter, Associate Priest at St Martin’s in the Fields, one of the busiest churches in London.  For many years he was a member of the Melanesian Brotherhood in the Solomon Islands, where silence was a daily part of the spiritual life of the community.  In London he works with The Connection, London’s busiest homelessness charity, and is the founder and leader of the Nazareth Community, which aims to build a practice of silence into daily life in the city

St Katharines offers a wonderful chance to wonderful chance to step out of the city but not to leave it.

Cost for the day  £45  Book HERE 

This event is a joint event with St Pauls Cathedral

( https://www.stpauls.co.uk/learning-faith/adult-learning )

The day includes reflective worship, lunch and other refreshments. Please book early  as places are limited and events often fill up.


Bursaries are available for those for whom the charge would make it difficult to attend: please see our website for details




(Saturday) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


St. Katharine's House

2 Butcher Row, London E14 8DS