Events Spring 2019: Some dates to hold…

‘Remain in my love.’ (Jn 15) A half-day of theological reflection for those in Christian ministry. February 20th, ending with lunch.  This is a part of our series of opportunities for full-time Christian ministers to find nourishment and support and a gentle and relaxed environment. With Dr Anne Francis.  If you would like to find out more, do get in touch.


Lenten Retreat, March 9th, with Fr Vincent Sherlock.  A day of prayerful entering into the Lenten period.  Booking essential.


Lent Five Tuesday mornings 10.30-12.30 from March 12th.  This series will explore themes of prayer and living as people of faith in today’s world. With coffee…


Planning the Easter Triduum: A practical and prayerful day for liturgy groups, choirs and all who are preparing the liturgies of the Easter Triduum. March 23rd.  This will be informal and participative and we promise everyone will have something to take back to their parish ministry. All welcome.


Opening of our Quiet Garden and afternoon of reflection, April 13th.  Did you know that Galilee has joined the Quiet Garden Movement (  We invite you to join us for an afternoon in the beautiful setting of our garden, with an opportunity to stop and smell the flowers, and closing with refreshments.  Please let us know if you are coming.  (It’s not going to rain!)


Good Friday Prayer around the Cross, April 19th.   All are invited to bring your sorrow and the sorrow of the world to the cross of Jesus on Good Friday.  With music from Taizé.


Easter Dawn Mass, April 21st.  Come and join us in celebrating the resurrection of the Lord in our lovely garden.


Weekly Happenings at Galilee

We are closed for the month of January and return with our weekly events at the beginning of February (see below).

Morning And Evening Prayer

Neighbours and all interested passers by are welcome to join us for:

  • Morning Prayer 9:15-9.40am, Mon-Fri
  • Evening Prayer 6pm Tues, Wed & Fri

Mindfulness Centered Meditation

7-7.45 Mondays

Finding peace in a busy and hectic world,  this could be a definition of Meditation.  Who of us would not like to do something to be more calm, less judgmental and more positive in our thoughts and attitude.It can be a help to turn off some of the programmes  running in our mind.  Something similar to the computer that  gets slower and slower the more programmes that are running.  It can actually freeze!  So too can the human brain if there are too many thoughts running simultaneously.

Meditation is a way to live more mindfully and a way of finding greater happiness, becoming less anxious and more energized. It teaches us the skills to help us focus on one thing at a time.  It helps us to pray by bringing us to stillness where we can listen to our God.

“Reflection on the Word of God in our Challenging Times”

Welcome any Thursday or every Thursday.

All are welcome to join us for a cuppa a scone and a chat at 7:30. At 8pm we gather around an open fire to study the scripture and search it for meaning in light of our day to day living.

  • Cuppa at 7:30pm
  • Input/ Reflection 8-9pm
  • Prayer 9:00-9:20
  • Welcome for all or part of the evening.

Prayer around the Cross - Taizé

  • Friday
  • Last Friday of every Month
  • 9-10 pm
Jesus on the Cross

Day Retreats

Individuals or groups interested in a few hours or a full day of retreat should phone 071 966 4101 or email to make arrangements.

This is an opportunity for people to receive guidance in scripture and prayer over a four day/four week period. The programme is available for people who are not familiar with the Bible as well as for those who are.

People who make this retreat find it a non-threatening and positive, experience a renewal of spirit and greater confidence in reading and praying the scripture. It is available all through the year by arrangement at a date and time that suits you.

Some people have availed of this type of retreat to prepare for Christmas and Easter.

Overnight Stay can be arranged by telephone.