Monastery of Christ our Saviour


Events Organised for 2021

Please contact the monastery for information about the current situation with regard to events

Information about Events

We try to update the website regularly as new events are arranged, but we also email people with details of forthcoming events too.
If you would like to be sent information about all the events held here at the Monastery Christ our Saviour, please send your full name, address, contact phone number (not essential) and email address to
We assure you that your details will be used only for this purpose and will not be passed to a third party. All information given is confidential and will be kept secure under password protection.

Alternatively, for further details about individual events, please contact Br John at
or phone 01234 881211
or by post: Monastery Of Christ Our Saviour, Jack’s Lane, Turvey, Bedfordshire, MK43 8DH
Car Parking is via the first drive on left in Jack’s Lane

Creativity Inspired Retreat Days

MUSIC,WATER &COLOUR – Creativity Inspired Retreat

Saturday 30th October, from 9.45am to 4.00 pm

Monk’s guest house, Monastery of Christ our Saviour,
Jacks Lane, Turvey, MK43 8DH 

Due to the popularity of the 21st of August using inks  I am truly delighted to inform you that I will be running it again, this time also using fabric as well as paper. Please note that Br John has requested, to still keep us and them safe, that we still bring masks and numbers are limited to maintain social distancing of 1 meter, as much as we can. There will also be a cooked vegetarian lunch served in the dining room so we can also enjoy again the sense of being pampered we so much missed at our last meeting.

The Creative Activity

WATER & COLOUR led by me, Johan, cost £40

We will be using acrylic inks to make free flowing colour filled marks, shapes and pictures by just using water : water drops, tray of water, water spray,  Paper AND cotton Fabric!

From your adventures with the ink and water you can then choose your favourite  piece/pieces to make greeting cards or prepare pieces for mounting. All materials will be supplied including blank cards.

No previous art experience necessary just a willingness to take part.

Keeping You Safe

To reassure you that your safety is one of our key priorities, this is the feedback from our last day in September:

The Creativity Retreat Day organised at Turvey was wonderful. So much thought had gone into both the content of the day and the practicalities around Covid. There was plenty of room and ventilation, and I felt completely relaxed knowing that the environment we were in was safe for me and the other participants”


“The event at the Monastery was very well organised to be Covid safe, I would be happy to attend a similar event as I felt totally safe and had a great day”


“. . . spacious space, all individually packed equipment , the one way procedures….I felt very safe and clean knowing it’s all part of the Monastery’s love and care”


Please let me know a.s.a.p if you’d like to attend. IF NUMBERS EXCEED THE SAFETY LIMIT  WE ARE HAPPY TO ORGANISE ANOTHER DAY/S FOR THIS ACTIVITY OR THE PREVIOUS ONE (Meditation and landscape)

Please download the safety guidelines to keep us all safe, the time table and what you will need to bring with you plus booking form:–

Please do not hesitate to ring me 07900864674 or email me if you wish to ask questions regarding the environment or the activity.

Best wishes Johan