and courses at St Beuno’s are subsidised by central Jesuit funds.
There are increasing expenses in relation to insurance, keeping up with
new health and safety regulations which though often very costly, offer
little or no tangible benefit to those who come on retreats or longer
We have had to forgo many items which would be of immediate
benefit to retreatants. Over the years there have been many generous
donors who have given money for both bursaries and improvements to the
This wish list is an attempt to offer items which would
improve the retreat experience at St Beuno’s offering new services
or improving the environment. We invite those who could afford to make
a donation to help us in our attempt to maintain St Beuno’s.
AID All donations can be Gift Aided to give a 25% increase
in your donation with no extra cost to yourself.
THIS YEAR'S WISHES
Sponsor an Icon for the Rock
Chapel: We have commisioned an Icon of Our Lady of Sorrows for
the Rock Chapel. This was the original dedication of the chapel, which
used to have a statue of Our Lady about the door. We felt that an icon
to accompany the Bible and the new colours to the window would make
the chapel look much more loved and give it a focus for prayer.
New Pathways: We need support to provide
a new safe walkway to the Rock Chapel and to tarmac a path to make the
Stations of the Cross in the grounds wheelchair friendly.
Sponsor a fountain:
a simple water feature would look good in the knot garden.
Sponsor a Hymn Book:
With the change in liturgy/Mass there is a need for new hymn books with
the new words in. We are waiting for these books to be published, but
it would be good to have some money available for when they are so we
can purchase a set of them. These hymn books could be dedicated on the
inside book cover with the name of a loved-one.
We always need extra money to support people who can't afford
New Prayer Room
We would like to develop the small sacristy outside the St Agnes chapel
into a new prayer-space. This would need a stud wall and a theme: it
has been suggested a Creation Space - Environmental themed room.
Thanks for making last year's wishes
Our sincere thanks to all the donors who in 2010-12 provided:
Most of the money towards the building of two new
en-suite rooms in the Cottage area.
New Stained Glass inserts for the Rock Chapel Windows.
Our Labyrinth was completed last year and is well used. The Labyrinth
retreat was a great success and the candlelight communal labyrinth walk
quite spectacular. The money to lay it came from donations.
We were left some money to remember Brother Joe Daly SJ, who spent many
years in St Beuno's, in exile from his native Glasgow. We have bought
two summer houses for the garden to act as shelter for retreatants from
the chill winds and odd drop of rain that we occasionally get. These
are proving popular.
Waters of Life
Two beautiful new ponds have been laid in the front of the house, again
with some help from donations.
Gift Aid Form
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