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Evensong Retreat Center

A Retreat & Spirituality Center on Cape Cod

508-432-0027 | info@evensongretreat.com

Rev. Marie David, Director of Wellness Ministries and Retreats  508-737-2883
Rev. James David, Director of Retreat & Spirituality Programming: 508--737-1899  

Our Facility
and Frequently Asked Questions

Room with Queen Bed

Typical Retreatant's Room

 

Rooms

Our rooms are clean, comfortable, and nicely appointed. Each room has a private bath. Some rooms have queen beds, others have twin beds. Most rooms have a table for writing.
There are no phones - retreatants should
bring their own cell phones.  WiFi is available.

Typical bathroom

Typical private bath

Room with Twin Beds

Room with Twin Beds

Meeting in dining room

The Dining Room

The dining room can function as meeting space for smaller groups and can be set as one long table or several individual tables.

Other Meeting Space

Meeting Space

We have meeting space which can be set up for a variety of presentations.  The space can hold up to 30 people.

People at worship in chapel

St. Mary of Magdala Chapel

The chapel is available for group prayer or worship as well as for private individual meditation.

Cape Cod beach

Beaches of Nantucket Sound

Several beautiful beaches are within walking distance of our facility

People on the labyrinth

Gardens and Nearby Area

Our own property features almost an acre of garden settings  that maintain their beautiful  character even off-season.  Our labyrinth garden is pictured above.

Couple on the bike trail

Cape Cod Rail Trail

Access to the Cape Cod Rail Trail for hiking and biking is within two miles of Evensong.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are you able to accommodate Group Retreats?

We are able to accommodate small groups of adults who wish to use our facilities for a private retreat. We can arrange sleeping space for 12 - 15 people with some double occupancy. All rooms have private entrances and private bath. Meeting space is also available. We will be glad to discuss and arrange for your group's specific needs . Please call us at 508-432-0027. More information is also available at our Retreats for Groups Page.

2. Do you have Mass open to the public?

Yes, the Liturgy of the Eucharist is celebrated in the Ecumenical Catholic Tradition every Sunday (throughout the year) at 10:00 a.m. and during the week on Fridays (from Oct 1st to April 30th) at 10:00 a.m. There are Churches of various traditions within short riding distances from Evensong, including Congregational, Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist, and Roman Catholic Churches. Roman Catholics can find Mass offered in the Roman Catholic Tradition at Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church (less than a mile from Evensong Retreat Center) where Mass is offered at 9:00 a.m. on Monday through Saturday and at a variety of times on weekends.

3. Are you affiliated with any one Church?

Evensong is an Ecumenical facility. We operate according to the Christian Spiritual Tradition, and we welcome people of all faith traditions who wish to spend time in quiet reflection with God. Evensong is affiliated with the Ecumenical Catholic Diocese of New England. St. Mary of Magdala Church, an Ecumenical Catholic Community, gathers at the 10:00am Mass here at Evensong every Sunday.

4. Are retreats really held in silence?

Silence on Guided Weekend Retreats is at the discretion of the Retreat Director, and group discussion is often a part of these weekends. Private group retreats also make their own decisions about silence. On private individual retreats and Five-day retreats silence is usually observed. The Gospels tell us that Jesus frequently went away to a quiet place to pray. The purpose of a retreat is similar - to withdraw from the busyness of our everyday world, to be ourselves before God and allow God to speak in our hearts and souls. Evensong by the Sea provides a quiet setting respectful of the silence within which this might happen. If there are two or more retreatants on site at the same time the decision for silence at meals is left to individuals, though we as everyone to be respectful of another's decision to dine in silence. Spiritual Direction on private and Five-day retreats is available for a small additional fee.

5. Are Telephones Available?

There are no phones available in rooms. In an emergency, of course, a phone can be made available to retreatants. If a retreatant wants regular access to a phone it would be best to bring your cell phone along.

6. Are meals provided?

Evensong provides three meals daily on most retreats (unless otherwise specified). There are health food stores in both Dennis and Chatham, a short drive away, as well as a nearby Shaw's Supermarket. A refrigerator is available in your room and a microwave in the dining room.

If your question is not listed please feel free to call us at 508-432-0027 or email us.