16th – 18th August, 2024

A discernment weekend for young men aged 18 – 35.

Ever felt a calling to priesthood or religious life? Ever wondered what it might be like to make a gift of yourself to God and the Church in such a way? This is a call every young, single man should explore at some point in their lives and the Community of Our Lady of Walsingham invites you to join them on a weekend discovering ways in which we can learn to discern the call of God in our lives.

All too often, people have been pushed into vocations, but we believe that what is important is to discover God’s plan for you to live in the fullness of his life and love and not our own ideas of what should or should not be. This weekend will be an opportunity to equip yourself with the tools to better understand what this is.

The suggested donation for this retreat is £80 – £150 per person based on sharing. This includes all your meals, the talks, resources, optional accompaniment and, of course, plenty of cake! If you have any problems with sharing or the suggested donation, please get in touch with Sr Catherine at mission@walsinghamcommunity.org or make a note of it in the booking form.

To book please click here.

Depth Formation

18th – 23rd August, 2024

It is possible to extend your stay up to the 23rd of August. This will involve joining in with the work and prayer life of the community as well as more in-depth formation building upon the material covered in the weekend and our Called to the Fullness of Life Retreat. If you have not attended this retreat that isn’t a problem. If you wish to stay on for this, please indicate this on the booking form.

We ask for an additional £15 – £30 per night, a member of the community will get in touch with you after completion of the booking form to confirm how many additional nights you wish to stay for.


Dereham has good public transport links with Norwich and buses are also available from Kings Lynn.  Do get in touch to discuss arrival and departure times before booking any train tickets.