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Programme Dates 2024


17th Jan 2024

Nativity Icon - meditative day with the icon with time for learning more about the icon, reflective times of prayer, artwork, and body movement. More details here


26 Jan, 12 March,

17 May, 

20 August, 

18 Oct, 26 Nov

NHS Wellness Days - Days set aside specifically for NHS staff to spend a day at the Bield, slow down, relax and unwind.  You will be able to opt in or out from various activities as seems right for you.   More info here

£40 (Free for NHS Tayside staff)

27th Jan, 

15 June, 

5th Oct

Enneagram Introduction Day - a tool that describes nine different characters.  This workshop working within the context of personal growth, will help you discover your personality type and understand your motivations and avoidances in a deeper way. more info here


1st Feb

27 August

Slow Stitching Day - hand sewing with intention and thoughtfulness, focusing on   the thoughts that arise as we pull the needle through the fabric slowly and calmly. More details here


14 Feb, 21 Feb, 28 Feb, 6 March, 13 March, 

20 March

Weekly Lenten Pause- each Wednesday during Lent we will take time to mark the journey of Lent through readings, art and music. (open to guests and those who want to pop in for a session) more info here

Free for Bield guests, £15 per session for visitors

15 Feb 9:45-12:30

20 April 2-4:30

19 May 2-4:30

19 Oct 2-4:30

Capacitar Taster Sessions - simple holistic wellness practices which enable people to reconnect with their own wisdom and capacity, promoting healing, wholeness and peace.  More information here


16 Feb

Sacred Pauses- quiet day of prayer following the daily rhythm of the Hours from the monastic tradition. There will be pauses for coming together for prayer at the start of the day, midday, mid afternoon and evening . Free time in between to use the facilities. Read more here


24 Feb,  30 Nov

Journey into Healing- Introducing Gestalt. We come together as a group, take it in turn to do our work with the solidarity of the group behind us, “Consenting to Grace” with guidance.  There are no spectators in our groups. Come to be moved. More info here


15 March

24-25 April

21 May

26-27 June

2nd August

Holding Space for Silence, Quiet days at the Bield -These retreats will introduce ways of stilling yourself and prayer material. All ways of praying are a means to developing your relationship with God. Hopefully you will find and deepen one or more that support your inner journey.  More information here

£43 for 1 day £150 for 2 days /1 night, £346 for 3 nights/4 days

23rd March, 

7th September, 

2nd Nov

Going Deeper with the Enneagram -in this workshop we seek to go deeper and learn something of how we can use this information as a basis for our personal growth in self-knowledge and compassion with a view to become a better functioning person in everyday life.  Read more here


26-29 March

Holy Week Retreat- join us as we journey with Jesus through Holy Week to the cross, in order to celebrate well on Easter Day. We will explore through embodied prayer, creative activities and silence. see more

£60 per day plus £80 for DBB if staying over

3rd April 2024

Images of God - The Bible speaks of God with a wonderful diversity of images. This retreat will invite you to reflect on your own, and other, image(s) for God using guided meditation, personal reflection, creative expression, and group discussion. More... 


4-7 April

Journey into   Healing Residential Introducing Gestalt. We come together as a group,   take it in turn to do our work with the solidarity of the group behind us,   “Consenting to Grace” with guidance.  There are no spectators in our groups. Come to be moved. More


16 April, 

9 July, 

15 October, 

3 Dec

Seasonal Quiet Garden Days - meditation and reflective time, learning from and enjoying the garden with some practical activity too.  More information here


25th April

Mythical Voyages – A day exploring how the creative imagination can aid one’s spiritual journey, focusing on the voyage of St Brendan we will reflect on where god may be leading us whilst making an ornamental boat to take away.  More info here


15th May

The Trinity: Praying with a Modern Icon – Kelly Latimore’s modern icon offers a different perspective on the Trinity than Andrei Rublev's famous icon. It invites us to re-imagine and re-wonder, and wait for what God raises up within us.  Join us for this quiet, prayerful day. More...


29 June

Open Garden Day – All are welcome to come for tea and cakes in our gardens, to raise money for Southton Smallholding

By Donation

10 July - AM

13 July - PM

Nature days at The Bield- A family friendly half day exploration of the wonders of nature, connecting and caring for our world. Experience the Bield environment,with fun activities Children must be accompanied by an adult. Under 5's free.  More information

£10 per person including refreshments & materials

22nd August 2024

Embodying Joy! - The Greek word for “joy” is related to the Greek word for “grace”. It is a grace given to us by God. In this gentle retreat, you will be invited to notice joy and try some gentle embodied practices and movement that help awaken joy. More...


3-6 September

Silent Week – Time to draw back from the normal business of living, reflect on your walk in life and open yourself to God. Only guests on silent retreat will be staying with us at this time.  


10-13th September 2024

Icon Painting - Basia Mindewicz from the Edinburgh School of Icon Painting returns once again to offer the opportunity to learn to write an icon of Saint Colette with a lamb using the traditional egg tempura medium - more details


Monthly starting 19th September

HerSpace -  is a monthly women’s spirituality group made up of about 15 women who commit to journeying together from September 2024 to May 2025.  More info

£25 per month

25 Sept

A line made by Walking – This retreat explores the work of artist Richard Long, who links the material world with the spiritual realm by reconstructing time and place. We will be experimenting with ways to reconnect one’s inner truth and find deeper meaning.  More...


8-11 Oct

Embracing Autumn – an invitation to let go. This retreat offers an invitation to go deeper with the wisdom of the Autumn season, using a variety of contemplative and creative approaches.  More...


17 Oct and 

14 Nov

Writing as  a Spiritual Practice - A two- day retreat with writing time in-between.  Meditating on our personal and spiritual experience from a variety of different starting points.  Writing exercises and prompts will encourage you to produce your own written reflections. More...

£105 for both days

1st November

Lets Sing! Do you enjoy singing and learning songs that express your faith in God and your spirituality? If so, come and join others in singing a variety of shorter songs and opening to God’s spirit touching your heart through music. No expertise needed! read more


15th-17th November

HerBeauty - This retreat for women is an invitation to reflect on our beauty and goodness as those who embody the image of God.  We will celebrate with the God who declared, with a heart bursting full of love, “Women, I have created you in my image and likeness and you are good!” More...


3rd-6th Dec

Preparing our Hearts for Love- an Advent Retreat - Preparing our hearts to receive Emmanuel- God with us – again!  There will be an opportunity to explore how we might receive and rest in the love of God, through art, Scripture, silence and poetry. We will create room for God’s love to dwell.

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