A Retreat for CBOQ Pastors and Spouses

“Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” (Mark 7:31).

Being a pastor is often hard, tiring and lonely—not an easy state from which to lead. Pastors need time with God, rest, community and refreshment; Jesus took his disciples on retreat for these very reasons. Even so, many of us have trouble resting.

CBOQ invites you, our pastors, to rest. To assist you, we’ve designed Restoration, a retreat to meet the needs of pastors and their spouses. We have built in time with God in community and time for physical rest. Featuring opportunities to explore spiritual direction, connecting with your fellow pastors and experiencing silence, Restoration is an opportunity for CBOQ pastors and their spouses to restore their souls and be refreshed in their calling.

We hope that you will join us in the fall at the location nearest you. Space is limited so register early to guarantee your spot.


October 7-9, 2019
Holy Family Retreat House, Harrow

Registration Closed


October 21-23, 2019
Marylake Retreat Centre, King City

Registration Closed


November 18-20, 2019
Ermitage Saint-Croix, Montreal

Registration Closed



4pm Arrival and check-in
5pm Session 1: Welcome and connections
6pm Dinner
7pm Session 2: Invitation to rest and retreat
8pm Community conversation in groups
9pm Invitation to solitude and rest
8am Breakfast
8:45am Morning prayer and worship
9am Community conversation in groups
10:30am Break
11am Session 3: Worship and introduction into silence and solitude
12pm Lunch
1-5pm Invitation to spend time with Jesus (Spiritual direction available)
5pm Evening prayer and worship
5:30pm Dinner
7pm Session 4: Communal processing—How has God spoken to you?
7:30pm Scripture in community
9:30pm Celebration
8am Breakfast
8:45am Morning prayer and worship
9am Invitation to Practice & Exercise
10:30am Break
11am Community conversation in groups
12pm Lunch
1pm Leaving service and commissioning prayer

All retreats begin at 4pm on Monday and finish Wednesday with lunch.