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Weekend with Bishop David – May 2019

Weekend Retreat with Bishop David Hamid 

Friday-Sunday, 3-5 May 2019

Starting on the Friday evening, Bishop David will lead a series of workshops, discussions and meditations.  There will be evening and morning worship, and time for personal reflection.  The weekend will conclude with Holy Communion on the Sunday morning.  More details will be posted on this site in due course.

Salesians Martí-Codolar, Barcelona

The Salesian Centre in Barcelona has been serving the spiritual and material needs of the community since the fifteenth century.  Today, groups are welcomed to accommodation that is modern, simple and comfortable, to meeting facilities that are modern and well-equipped, and to tasty and nutritious meals prepared on the premises.  There is heating in the rooms and wifi is available.  There are extensive gardens providing a park-like setting in which to find peace and tranquility for contemplation.

About Bishop David

The Rt. Rev. David Hamid, was born in Scotland, to Scottish and Burmese parents, and educated in Canada.

Ordained in the Anglican Church of Canada, he served in the Diocese of Niagara. Subsequently he was mission co-ordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean for the Anglican Church of Canada and then the Director of Ecumenical Affairs and Studies of the Anglican Communion.

In October 2002, he was consecrated as Suffragan Bishop in Europe and works from his office in that great European city called London.

He has been married since 1978 to his wife, Dr Colleen Hamid, who is a medical researcher, and they have two children.

Outside his work for the Diocese in Europe, David has a particular interest in languages, films, and gadgets.

Bishop David has a strong commitment to addressing the plight of refugees entering Europe. In ecumenical relations, he is co-chairman of IARCCUM, the International Anglican-Roman Catholic Commission for Unity and Mission, a member of the Anglican-Old Catholic International Coordinating Council (AOCICC), a trustee of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, the chairman of the Church of England’s Porvoo Panel, and a governor of the Anglican Centre in Rome. He will be addressing the 2019 Gibraltar Archdeaconry Synod on Building the Body of Christ.

During this retreat, he will be leading discussion and reflection on harvesting the fruits of our ecumenical partnerships and ways in which drawing upon these can aid in developing deeper spirituality. What can we learn for our own prayer life and spiritual life from our ecumenical partnerships?

About the Weekend 

Friday evening
Session 1 – the Orthodox tradition and what it offers to us as Anglicans

Morning Prayer
Session 2 – the Roman Catholic tradition and what it offers to us as Anglicans
Session 3 – the Lutheran tradition and what it offers to us as Anglicans

Eucharist (Bishop David will preside and preach) 

Accommodation & Reservations

There are five options for accommodation.  Martí-Codolar has double and triple rooms.  Each room has its own bathroom, so three people in one room would be sharing one bathroom.  All meals, from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch, are included.  Costs are per person, for the entire weekend.

  • Triple room, three people. €115
  • Triple room, two people. €140
  • Double room, two people. €120
  • Double room, one person. €145
  • Non-residential (but with meals). €55

We request a non-refundable deposit of 50% with registration – the balance two weeks before the event.  All funds should be handled through your local chaplaincy. 

You can register on-line by completing the information at the foot of this page. 


The Salesian Centre is at Avda. Cardenal Vidal y Barraquer 15, 08035,  Barcelona

The Centre can be reached by taking Metro Line 3 to the Montbau station.

From Barcelona airport, the Centre can be reached by taking a train from Terminal 2 to Barcelona Sants station, and then Metro Line 3; or by taking the Aerobus to Plaça Catalunya and then Metro Line 3.



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