....a peaceful oasis near the centre of Durham City

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St Antony's Priory is a peaceful oasis near the centre of Durham City. The Centre's small ecumenical team provides hospitality and weekday worship as well as an annual programme of:

  • Quiet days and workshops led by individuals drawn from differing denominations and none;

  • Hosting and facilitating quiet days and workshops for small groups of  clergy, lay people, chaplaincy teams and others;

  • Space for individuals or small groups

  • Helping develop the work of the North-East Prayer Guides Network, an ecumenical group committed to working together in a shared ministry of prayer guiding;

  • Individually-guided and private retreats by request;

  • Space for a day or more in personal prayer, contemplation, counselling and spiritual guidance.

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Website updated

17 May 2016

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Many Hands Launch evening:  Friday 17th June 6.30-9pm. Join us for the launch of this new charity to support our work in India and Durham.  Buffet, entertainment, silent auction.  Tickets £10 (£3 children).




Myers-Briggs Dynamics:  Sat and Sun July 2nd and 3rd 10am - 3.30pm.  Leaders: Rev Martyn Skinner and Clare Connors.  This is a follow-on course for those confident of their MBTI type.  Suggested donation £60




Weekly Wellbeing Sessions Mondays 2pm and 7pm (60 - 75mins)( Except Bank Holidays).  These drop-in sessions will help us to listen to the wisdom of our bodies.  Simple Tai Chi, movement, visualisations, meditation and energy work.