All are welcome in this sacred space, offering gentle hospitality, comfortable accommodation, retreats and spiritual direction in an atmosphere of transformative stillness.
All our facilities are wheel-chair accessible and we make every effort to accommodate any special needs our guests may have. While the Sisterhood is an Anglican monastic community, we welcome women and men from all spiritual traditions and those with no religious affiliation.
Rest, Renew, Reflect
In an increasingly noisy and hectic world, St. John’s Convent Guest House is a quiet place apart, where people from all over Canada and beyond come to pray, meditate and find spiritual nurture. We can help you reconnect with your self, with others and with God in a variety of ways:
- informal personal retreats - see here »
- formal retreats with spiritual direction - see here »
- group retreats - see here »
- quiet days - see here » / Quiet Garden days here »
- spirituality workshops and parish NCD programs
- a labyrinth for walking meditation - see here »
- share in the Sisters’ daily chapel services - see here »
- tours of the convent and presentations on Anglican religious life
- reading and devotional materials
- safe overnight accommodation
- comfortable, well-equipped meeting rooms
- individualized sabbatical programs - see here »
Throughout the year, the Sisterhood offers a program of retreats and quiet days covering a variety of themes. As its name suggests, “Food for the Soul” is designed to feed the hungry spirit, while encouraging growth, healing and wholeness.
Retreats may last two or more days, beginning with Evening Prayer at 5:00 pm on the first day and ending with Holy Eucharist and a midday meal on the last day. We limit the number of participants for retreats, so interested persons should register early. A non-refundable deposit is required for all our retreats. (See registration for information about cost - here »).
Quiet Saturdays begin with refreshments at 9:30 am. The leader begins the day’s program at 10:00 am with an address. The rest of the morning is given to personal prayer and reflection. The group joins the Sisters in the chapel at noon for Eucharist, followed either by a silent meal in the refectory or a bag lunch with conversation in the meeting room. A second address is given at 1:30 pm, with more personal time after. The day ends with a closing session at 3:30 pm and departures at 4:00 pm. Upcoming Quiet Saturdays are listed here »
Contact the Guest House administrator (email@example.com ») for more information about hosting your group at St. John’s Convent and Guest House.