Date range
23 March 2018, 6:00pm to 23 March 2018, 7:30pm
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During five years as a hostage in Beirut, Terry Waite suffered the restrictions of solitary confinement, without access to books, communications or social contact.

He had to learn to come to terms with solitude and felt compelled to make it a liberating experience.

This weekend retreat will offer insights into combatting the loneliness of captivity, and using solitude creatively in everyday life, to contribute towards the betterment of society.

Participants will have the chance to share their own experiences and to reflect on the role and scope of solitude in their lives.

Participants can expect

  • 5 sessions led by Terry Waite
  • to attend a ‘Cumberland Conversation’ where Terry is interviewed about his life and work
  • the opportunity to attend a service at the Royal Chapel
  • full board and dining with Terry


Book your place now by contacting

Deborah West on 01784 497785 or email

£344 – single occupancy

£258 per person – double occupancy

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