Category Archives: Prayer & Retreats

Aston Tirrold

Centre for Reflection at
Aston Tirrold

The Centre for Reflection at Aston Tirrold offers a place for people of all ages and different social, religious and personal backgrounds to reflect on their spiritual journey through life.

The Centre runs a programme of workshops, quiet days and talks and is available for a group to make a booking for its own purpose. It is used for retreats, quiet days, talks, workshops, celebrations/parties, meditation, music making, training, away days and meetings.

It is here to be a place of hospitality, of caring and creativity, of non-judgemental acceptance, of exchange in learning and teaching, and of silent retreat and listening to God. Its rural location,  and nearby footpaths provide an opportunity to explore the connection between the outer landscape and our inner spiritual journey.

Friday 2 November at 7.30pm Julian and Margaret Gallop will give an illustrative talk about their pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Refreshments will be available and a donation towards the work of the Centre would be very acceptable. No booking required.

Saturday 17 November at 7.30pm , 4 Bones in concert and introducing The Occasions Singers. a lively programme of music with these dedicated and passionate musicians. The concert will take place by candlelight in the Church. Tickets: £10 through the Centre or on the door. Refreshments available.

December 10 – 4pm Rev Keith Green and others will lead us into stillness and silence for another day with the Quiet Garden Cost: £15 incl. light lunch. Please book through the Centre.

8 December 10 – 2.30 The annual wreath making and advent reflections day will take place. Basic materials supplied but please bring additional decorations for your wreath together with secateurs and apron. Bring and share lunch. Cost: £20. Please book through the Centre

The Centre for Reflection is associated with and located at Aston   01235 850423

Centre for Reflection
at Aston Tirrold United Reformed Church
Spring Lane, Aston Tirrold, Didcot, Oxon OX11 9EJ
how to find us


Quiet Days


Old Parsonage, Freeland OX29 8AJ

Saturday, 4th August, 2018
Leader: Rev’d David Owen
Welcomer: Nick Hance

Thursday, 25th October, 2018 Leader:
Rev’d Michael Campling
Welcomer: Hugh Dalton

10 am — 4 pm 12.30 Eucharist with address (in the Convent chapel)

No booking needed Just drop in for all or part of the day

Drinks available Bring your own food

Afternoon tea provided at 3.30pm

No charge: voluntary contributions welcome

Organised by members of the Third Order of the Society of St Francis

Thinking of going on retreat?

There are a number of places, near and far, which offer time away for prayer and silence. Here are some which you may want to investigate!sheldon

The Society of Mary and Martha at Sheldon, Devon

Theological College Ripon College, Cuddesdon, just outside of Oxford, set in beautiful rural countryside 

St Columba’s House, Woking

For more information and ideas visit this Diocesan website article on retreats

or visit The Retreat Association website