Building on the Rock of Christ:

Re-Ordering our Lives through Lent

Thursday February 23 to Saturday 25, 2023 at Canterbury Retreat


St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Eustis is pleased to offer a Lenten Retreat featuring Archbishop Gregory Kerr-Wilson, Archbishop of Calgary and Metropolitan of Rupert’s Land as the retreat leader. Open to the entire Diocese of Central Florida, over the course of this three-day retreat, His Grace the Archbishop will speak over nine sessions on the themes of Lent, Christian Discipline, and the ordering of our lives in the Church. Taking place on the Thursday through Saturday after Ash Wednesday, 2023, this is the perfect start to the Lenten season.

The Retreat is being held at beautiful Canterbury Retreat and Conference Centre in Oviedo, FL. Rooms are available on site, and additional spaces are available for those who wish to attend the conference but who prefer not to stay on site, and commute each day, or who will be staying in a nearby hotel once capacity on-site is reached.

Retreat Agenda

Thursday (Eve of St. Matthias)
3:00 PM – Registration starts at Canterbury.
4:00 PM – Welcome and Evening Prayer in the St. Paul’s Room.
4:30 PM – Introduction and Session 1: The Purpose of Lent
5:15 PM – Reflection time, silent or with someone else, but please reflect the quiet of the area for others.
6:00 to 7:00 PM – Supper
7:00 PM – Session 2: The Discipline of Silence
7:30 PM – Compline and beginning of the Evening Silence.

Friday (St. Matthias)
7:30 AM – Morning Prayer in the St. Paul’s Room
8:00 to 9:00 AM – Breakfast
9:00 AM – Session 3: The Purpose of Disciplines
9:30 AM – Break and silent reflection
10:15 AM – Session 4: The Discipline of Almsgiving
10:45 – Break and silent reflection
11:45 AM – Noonday Prayer
12:00 to 1:30 PM – Lunch
1:30 PM – Session 5: The Discipline of Prayer
2:00 PM – Group Reflection
2:30 PM – Break and silent reflection
3:15 PM – Session 6: The Discipline of Fasting
3:45 PM – Break and silent reflection
5:00 to 6:00 PM – Mass of St. Matthias in the Chapel
6:00 to 7:30 PM – Supper and fellowship
7:30 PM – Evening Prayer in the St. Paul’s Room
8:00 PM – Session 7: The Corporate Disciplines of the Church: Mass and Offices
8:30 PM – Compline and beginning of the Evening Silence.

Saturday (Feria)
7:30 AM – Morning Prayer in the St. Paul’s Room
8:00 to 9:00 AM – Breakfast
9:00 AM – Session 8: The Fruit of the Spirit
9:30 AM – Break and silent reflection
10:15 AM – Session 9: A Personal Rule of Life
10:45 AM – Break and silent reflection
11:30 AM – Gather for dismissal in the St. Paul Room.

About the Speaker

Archbishop Gregory Kerr-Wilson is the Archbishop of the Diocese of Calgary and the Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert’s Land. This means that Archbishop Greg is the Diocesan Bishop for Calgary and also the Archbishop overseeing ten dioceses within a regional area called Rupert’s Land. That area covers from the Arctic in the North, and stretches across Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and parts of Ontario from West to East. He was elected Bishop of Qu’Appelle in 2006, translated to the Diocese of Calgary in 2012, and elected Metropolitan of Rupert’s Land in 2015.

Abp. Greg is married to Vicki and they have three adult children. His particular passions are for the renewal of the Church’s life and ministry through deepening discipleship so that it more fully embodies the presence of the risen Lord and the power of the Holy Spirit.


The Retreat will provide for supper on Thursday, Breakfast, Lunch, and Supper on Friday, and Breakfast on Saturday. There are two options for staying at Canterbury. Each room is as described, and in addition has an ensuite bathroom.

  • Queen Bed: $250. There are a limited number of rooms for one person. An addon brings the total cost up to $400 and allows for a spouse to share the solo room which contains a Queen-sized bed. There are two wheelchair accessible rooms in this category.
  • Two Double Beds: $400 ($200/person). There are a number of rooms suitable either for two people sharing a room (with separate beds) or married couples.
  • Commuter: $175. This covers only the cost to attend the conference and meals. Canterbury can provide reference for nearby hotels, but is an option for once all rooms on-site have been booked.

Registration is Closed!