Chris Church Cathedral
Retreat in the City. 'The City & and the Garden(s): Where We Live with God'


Retreat in the City. 'The City & and the Garden(s): Where We Live with God'

Scripture’s story starts in a garden… moves to the city… and then they merge in revelation. Using insights from depth psychology, we’ll go on the journey of Scripture, that is also a journey through the cosmos, and into our deepest selves. The retreat will be led by the Revd Simon Richardson. Mr Richardson was born in Bedford in 1974, ordained in Canterbury in 2003 and has lived and worked in Northern Ireland since 2006. Currently Vicar of Glencraig and Minor Canon of St Anne’s Cathedral, these sessions come out of his study of the relationship between Jungian Psychoanalytic Theory and the Christian Scriptures.

Retreat in the City Programme 2018

Friday, February 9, 2018

5:00 pm Said Evening Prayer (Optional)

5:30 pm Arrival and Registration

5:45 pm Opening Session

7:00 pm Dinner

Saturday,  February 10, 2018

9:30 am Session 2

10:30 am Coffee break

11:00 am Session 3

Noon Cathedral Peace Prayers

12:15 pm Lunch break, soup and sandwiches provided

1:30 pm Session 4

2:30 pm Reflection session and closing prayer

Evening Free


Sunday, February 11, 2018

9:00 am Lady Chapel available for prayer and reflection

11:00 am Cathedral Eucharist

12:30 pm Lunch

Essential Information

Event Venue: Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8. 

Dates: Friday, February 9 to Sunday, February11, 2018 

Programme timetable: As above

Retreat fee: €100.00 

Booking: The retreat fee includes dinner on Friday, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, and tea/coffee breaks. A non-refundable deposit of €50, payable by cheque or credit card, must be received by 1 February in order to secure your place. Register by contacting the cathedral office on 01 677 8099 or or by visiting:

Our Location
Christ Church Cathedral, Christchurch Place, Dublin 8.

By BUS: Christchurch Place is on several bus routes, including 123, 13, 27, 40, 49, 77a and 77x - see for information.

By LUAS: Christ Church is served by the Luas Red Line. Get off at the Four Courts stop and cross the river on to Winetavern Street.

By TRAIN: Christ Church is located 15 minutes walk from Heuston and 20 minutes walk from Connolly Rail Stations, both of which are served by the number 90 bus which stops on both sides of the quays directly opposite the cathedral.

By DART: Christ Church is located approximately 10 minutes walk from Tara Street Dart Station.

CAR PARKING: The nearest car park is Q-Park Christ Church, accessed from Werburgh Street, just across from the cathedral. It is a 24-hour car park. 

GPS Coordinates & MAP

GPS Coordinates: Latitude 53.34345159999999, Longitude -6.271013000000039