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Autumn All-Age Weekend: Seek First To Understand

  • The Friars at Aylesford Priory United Kingdom (map)

Deepening Dialogue, Discovering Difference

In today’s world, followers of one who welcomed the outsider, often pride themselves on how unprejudiced and welcoming they are. We aim to build bridges not walls. We celebrate diversity. We recognise that we are all the same underneath and find common ground and ways to work together. But how often do we truly try to understand others?

To find out what someone else really believes, and why, requires true dialogue and deep listening.

We will spend four days at the beautiful Aylesford Priory in Kent, challenging ourselves to listen properly and understand the differences between ourselves, other faiths and other Christian traditions. And, perhaps the hardest of all, between ourselves and Catholics with different opinions.

In doing so we might also come to understand better what lies behind our own opinions and find out which of our beliefs are fundamental and which are based on our personalities, backgrounds and experiences.


Chair: Louise Cook

Chaplain: Peter Hunter

Organiser: Cath Willcox

Chief Helper: Anna Dixon


  • £330 per adult (double occupancy)*

  • £357 per adult (single occupancy)*

  • £230 per child

Deposit: £50 per adult, £25 per child


*Automatic bursaries of £50 per adult are available for this event. Tick ‘Apply Bursary’ on at checkout when you book online. This will automatically reduce your final bill by £50 per adult.

The CPW Bursary Fund is funded through member donations. If cost is a barrier to you or a family member attending a CPW event, then please get in touch via the enquiry form on this page. All enquiries are in strict confidence.



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About the venue:

Set in the heart of Kent, The Friars at Aylesford Priory is an ancient religious house of the Order of Carmelites dating back to the 13th century. In recent years The Friars has become a great centre of pilgrimage and a place of ecumenical activity. The Friars is great for walking with lots of paths and trails to follow throughout the grounds, and vast fields to play on.