Holy Week Retreat 2024

As we embark on this sacred journey, we invite you to join us for a period of reflection, prayer, and communal devotion, where we'll explore the profound significance of Holy Week in a setting steeped in tradition and tranquility. Get ready to embark on a meaningful pilgrimage of the soul and forge lasting connections with fellow participants as we delve into the heart of the Easter story at Stonyhurst College.

Details for 2024

Dates: 3pm, Thursday 28th March - 12pm, Sunday 31st March 2024

Tickets now available for purchase below.

Main Programme

This sacred programme has been meticulously designed to provide you with a transformative and soul-enriching experience. At the core of this retreat is a profound exploration of faith, renewal, and self-discovery. Through a variety of engaging sessions, reflective workshops, and heartfelt community gatherings, we aim to guide you on a path of spiritual awakening.

Join us on this sacred journey as we delve into the true meaning of Easter, celebrate the resurrection of faith, and foster a sense of community and spiritual renewal. This three-day program promises moments of reflection, enlightenment, and connection with fellow seekers. We look forward to sharing this Easter weekend with you as we grow in faith together.

To download your copy of this years programme, please Click Here

Guest Speakers

Watch Online

If you are unable to attend this years retreat, why not join us online for all of our main services throughout the weekend, which will be livestreamed on YouTube for you to enjoy wherever you are spending the weekend.

The below links will be live during the weekend.

Maundy Thursday Liturgy, 8pm, St Peter's Church, Stonyhurst 

Good Friday Liturgy, 3pm, St Peter's Church, Stonyhurst

Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil Mass, 7pm, St Peter's Church, Stonyhurst 

Easter Sunday, Family Easter Mass, 11am, St Peter's Church, Stonyhurst


Children's Entertainment Programme

Following on from an exceptional retreat in 2023 we are delighted to announce details regarding our children's programme running alongside the retreat.

NET ministries will be returning to run sessions for children aged 11-18 years old. Their aim is to challenge young Catholics, through relational ministry, to follow Christ and embrace a life of  community in the Church.

The Mark 10 Mission will deliver our primary programme. The Mark 10 Mission is a project created to share the Gospel with school children and lead them to encounter Jesus in a powerful and personal way. Their mission is to help school children experience the Word of God through prayer and singing together.

We will also be hosting special talks and discussion groups for young adults.


Step into a profound spiritual experience during our Holy Week Retreat's Triduum. These three sacred days, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday, mark the pinnacle of our Christian faith journey. Our Triduum program is a deep dive into reflection, meditation, and community, allowing you to explore the profound significance of Christ's passion, death, and resurrection. Join us as we embrace the transformative power of these holy days and renew our faith in the ultimate message of hope and redemption.

We will upload this years Triduum shortly!

Keeping you safe at Stonyhurst

As a school we operate using strict safeguarding protocol, where the safety and well-being of our staff and students is our top priority. We are committed to creating a safe and nurturing environment for all members of our school community. To ensure that we uphold the highest standards of safeguarding, we have developed comprehensive policies and procedures that outline our commitment to protecting both adults and young people from harm.

Please click on the links below to access our safeguarding documents:

  1. **Safeguarding Policy**: Our safeguarding policy outlines the principles, responsibilities, and procedures that guide our efforts to safeguard children and promote their welfare. Holy Week Retreat Safeguarding Statement 2024
  2. **Child Protection Procedures**: This document provides detailed information on how we respond to concerns about the welfare of a child, including the steps we take to ensure their safety. Holy Week Retreat Safeguarding Parental Responsibilities 2024
  3. **Code of Conduct**: Our code of conduct sets clear expectations for staff, volunteers, and visitors regarding their behavior and interactions with children and young people in our school.  Stonyhurst Holy Week Retreat - Code of Conduct for all Retreatants

We believe that safeguarding is a collective responsibility, and we encourage all members of our  community to familiarize themselves with our policies and procedures. By working together, we can create a safe and supportive environment. If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.