For Sr. Gillian Mary SSC will take place on Saturday 22 April 2023 at 11.00am at Tymawr Convent. To help us manage numbers, please let us know that you intend to come by emailing: [email protected]
You are invited to join the Community for a Festival Eucharist, Saturday 20th May 2023 at 11.00am.
Followed by refreshments at St. Woolos Cathedral, Newport NP20 4ED
RSVP by 31st March to Reverend Mother Tymawr Convent, Lydart, Monmouth NP25 4RN or [email protected]
Centenary Year of Women of Prayer
On St. Telio’s Day 1923, a small group of women came from Chichester, to Tymawr, near Monmouth, Wales, to begin a life of contemplative prayer dedicated God and living off the land. The present day community of contemplative sisters invite you to join them in this programme of Quiet Days, Pilgrimage and Eucharist honouring Women of Prayer.
11 February 2023
Contemplative prayer and Mission – Dr. Jane Williams
Whether we notice it or not, our practice of prayer is deeply connected to the character and purposes of God. Far from being a private, life-style choice, to be a pray-er is to be drawn into the action of God for the world. Jane Williams is McDonald Professor in Christian Theology at St Mellitus College. She is the author of a number of books, including Lectionary Reflections; Why Did Jesus have to Die?; and The Art of Christmas.
CENTENARY CELEBRATION EUCHARIST ST WOOLOS CATHEDRAL NEWPORT
20 MAY 2023 11.00
Remembering Julian of Norwich – Celebrant and Preacher: Bishop Cherry Vann
13 May 2023
Widows, mothers and virgins: praying with women through hard times. Rev Dr Hannah Lewis SCL Hannah Lewis is a BSL using deaf priest currently working in the Diocese of Oxford with the Deaf community. She is also a liberation theologian and a single mother and has taken life vows in Single Consecrated Life. Prayer is the only way she holds all this together.
ST. MELANGELL PILGRIMAGE 22 – 24 MAY 2023
3 June 2023
Teresa of Cartegena and God in the Silence. Venerable Karen Lund
Karen is Archdeacon of Manchester. She is a poet, mystic and lover of God and trees. She is also a creative felter, basket weaver and horsewoman.
2 September 2023
Praying with women poets. Professor Nicola Slee
Nicola Slee is Director of Research at the Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education, Birmingham, and Professor of Feminist Practical Theology at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. Both poet and theologian, Nicola has authored many books concerned with women’s faith and spirituality. Current book with Canterbury Press, Abba Amma: Improvisations on the Lord’s Prayer
7 October 2023
Finding an ordinary Nazareth: insights from the French author and mystic Madeleine Delbrêl’. Revd. Catherine Duce
Catherine Duce is a priest at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, with responsibility for the Nazareth Companions, an online contemplative community. She is a founding member of the wider Nazareth Community which began in 2018. Catherine is a recent new mum and lives in North London.
4 November 2023
St Non: the faithful and surprising prayer of self-emptying love.
Rt. Revd. Mary Stallard
Mary Stallard is a bishop in the Church in Wales and a founder member of MaeCymru (Merched a’r Eglwys: supporting women in the Church in Wales). She is a Welsh learner, married to the Rev Andrew Sully, and has two daughters.
Each Quiet Day begins at 9.30am with the Office of Morning Prayer, followed by our speaker for the day and time for rest and prayer before the midday Eucharist. After a ‘bring your own’ lunch, our speaker will lead the afternoon session, which will end with Vespers at 4.30pm. Please book your place for each Quiet Day by email to [email protected] or by post to The Chaplain, Tymawr Convent, Lydart. Monmouth NP25 4RN.
Information and a booking form for the Pilgrimage to St. Melangell are available from the Chaplain (details above).
On 9th February 2023, the Society of the Sacred Cross will have been in Wales 100 years. To mark the Centenary, a number of events are planned under the title ‘Women of Prayer’. Details will be be posted shortly.
Our Chapel is always open for prayer and we have services five times a day including the Eucharist each day at noon and Evening Prayer at 5:15pm. We welcome visitors to our services. It is helpful to let us know in advance when you are coming by emailing [email protected] .
Connecting with God
Silent Individually Guided Retreat
6th to 10th August 2020
Tymawr Convent, Lydart, Monmouth NP25 4RN
If you are between 18 and 35 years and are searching for meaning and reality in a time of change and challenge, this retreat may be for you. Perhaps silence could open up for you a different way of coming closer to God? You may even be new to the idea of retreat and the possibility of meeting God in silence. Giving ourselves time and space away from our everyday routine can help us to seek God and reflect on our lives.
The retreat at Tymawr offers you beauty and space where you can spend time connecting with God in silence. A daily meeting to talk with your guide, who can listen and be alongside you, will help you to find a deeper awareness of God at work in your life and to discern how your journey of faith is unfolding.
The suggested donation for 4 nights is £200 full board, with individual rooms in standard accommodation.
For more information please contact Jane Booth [email protected], 01635 30343 or Nicola Mason [email protected] 020 7790 4952
Places are limited so early booking is advised
5.15 pm First Vespers
11.00 pm Midnight Eucharist
10.00 am Eucharist
12.00 md Midday Office
5.15 pm Second Vespers
Eucharist at midday every day after Christmas as usual.
All welcome to any service.
SOCIETY OF THE SACRED CROSS
STUDY DAY 28TH SEPTEMBER 2019
“FULL OF GRACE”
A day exploring Marian devotion as a gateway to grace, drawing on the Angelus and Rosary
Led by The Revd Alison Dummer
Alison is a retired URC Minister, who lives in Cardiff
The Study Day will be held at Tymawr Convent and begin with coffee at 10.00 a.m. and conclude at 4.00pm with tea.
Please bring your lunch. Drinks will be provided.
Please let the Community know if you would like to attend :[email protected]
tel: 01600 860 244
HOLY WEEK AND EASTER 2019
PALM SUNDAY 25th March, 2019
12.00 Procession of Palms and Eucharist
MAUNDY THURSDAY 29th March, 2019
17.30 Eucharist with feet washing
GOOD FRIDAY 30th March, 2019
HOLY SATURDAY 31st March, 2019
20.30 Paschal Vigil
EASTER DAY 1st April 2019
Individually Guided Silent Retreat
Tymawr Convent – 27th August to 3rd September 2019
This annual silent retreat affords beauty and space for body and soul to unwind.
The daily meeting with your guide seeks to foster a deeper awareness of God at work
in your everyday life: a source of fresh light and strength for the path ahead.
Suggested donation of £400
(Deposit of £50 with application form)
For more information and application form email or phone
As places are limited, early booking is advised.