Encounter 2022

The Encounter Festival happened for the first time from the 29th to the 31st of July 2022.
This is an event to draw closer to God and meet with other young people striving to do the same.

Our speakers in 2022

Fr Kelvin
Carmelite Spirituality
Sr Camilla
Encounter with Self
Fr Columba
Encounter with others
Fr Alex
Encounter with God


The Encounter Festival was a really good introduction to Carmelite Spirituality. Thanks for an excellent weekend. I feel I have gained tools to help me in my life and have refreshed my relationship with God.

It was great to listen to so many clergy’s ways of interacting with our Lord. Good to see recurring themes and agreement between them.
Thank you, it has been a very fruitful and enjoyable weekend.

I made new friends and they are like family already. The place is amazing. I would love to come again.

Simplicity of the whole thing, and how wonderful it was because of the simplicity. It was never confusing on what to do next, I was surprised to encounter such nice and respectful people- priests, brothers, Sister Camilla, and participants. Just thank you. May God bless the Priory and everyone involved, I really needed a retreat like this.

Morning prayer was so peaceful, and it brought me closer to God. All the friars are so welcoming.
The silence of the space was so welcome as was the Divine Office with the friars. The keyboard accompaniment very beautiful. I was grateful that there was no loud charismatic music.