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Fall Retreat

A contemplative retreat held in the beauty of the Nova Scotian backcountry in autumn and embraced by the daily singing of the Monastic Offices. Alan Hall of St Thomas University (Fredericton) will lead a series of talks on the relationship between brokenness and celebration, punctuated by periods of silence, with discussion opened by respondents. Retreatants can also enjoy the outdoors canoeing, hiking, or simply relaxing in nature. The retreat is held at Mersey River Chalets, in Annapolis County, NS, near Kejimkujik National Park.

Registration forms are available at the back of the Chapel. They must be filled out and returned to Stephanie Boudreau at the A&A front desk by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, October 23.

For more information, contact Madelaine Wheeler (

The trick is not to arrange a festival but to find people who can enjoy it.
Frederick Nietzsche

Everything you see’s not the way it seems – tears can sing and joy shed tears.
Bruce Cockburn

Joy & woe are woven fine
—William Blake

Earlier Event: October 24
Choral Solemn Eucharist
Later Event: November 11
Remembrance Day Evensong