'To be human now is the reason we follow the star....'
W H Auden
My name is Sr Rachel.
Part of being human is that innate but almost indefinable sense of experiencing something which is both other and beyond ourselves.
After qualifying in medicine, exploring this sense took me to live within a religious community for 23 years, and more recently to live as a solitary religious.
The pattern of life that I lead is a modern day interpretation of that of the Anchorite. The Anchorhold was the term used for the dwelling of an anchorite.
I live under life vows, according to a Rule of Life and at present I am accountable to the Bishop of Peterborough for maintaining the life I have professed.
Although I spend time in silence and solitude, I also generate income by working in the areas of spiritual direction, leading retreats and quiet days and spirituality training.
For more information on these, please see the pages on 'Work'.
I am currently the Bishop's adviser for spirituality for the Diocese of Peterborough.
Launde Abbey : Easter week retreat
3rd - 5th April 2018
Edenham Regional House, Lincs
Quiet day: Hospitality
18th May 2018
Ordination Retreat for
18th - 22nd June 2018
Diocese of York : Being in Pain
15th October 2018
Launde Abbey :
Friends of Launde Abbey Retreat
18th - 19th January 2018
I am an organist and play the harp. I am also passionate about enabling others to find their voice.
I am curently exploring iconography as part pof my spiritual discipline.
To find out more about my lifestyle, please explore my other pages.
To view and/or download an information leaflet, click here.
Teaching and quiet days
open to all
I am running a series of quiet days and teaching days open to all. If you would like to come and work with me on one of them, please click the date below for full information.
30th March 2019 :
Look upon the Lord...
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