Does your spirit need to be nourished?

Do you yearn for a quiet day away from TV, media, phones, noise?


When: On the second Friday of each month, we offer a Quiet Day at Starrette Farm as a haven of silence where you can rest, based on the pattern of Jesus, who frequently withdrew to a quiet place to nourish his spirit.  Encounter God in community, yet alone, surrounded by the beauty of nature and the healing rhythm of sacred quiet.  We do not provide a program on this quiet day, but reading material is available. Many people like to bring a notebook for journaling. Our goal is to provide a gentle, refreshing day so you can rest and enter silence… and hear from God.     

What: On the retreat day, our doors will be open from 9-5. You will be greeted and given a tour of the retreat house and outside venues to help you find “your spot.” Some rooms are equipped with comfortable chairs or even a bed for napping. Other areas are open and bright with large windows, bringing the outdoors in everywhere you turn. Outdoors, sit on the decks in the sun, walk our seven-circuit labyrinth, experience our Prayer Walk, and explore our forest trails. There are many quiet spots with benches where you can relax in the shade or beside the pond.  

Where:  The private retreat of Starrette Farm spans 50 acres of rolling woodland, conveniently located just 5 minutes from the intersection of I-77 and I-40 in Statesville, NC. We are a member of the worldwide Quiet Garden Movement which nurtures access to outdoor spaces for prayer, contemplation, rest, and inspiration. Because this is a private setting, directions are not on our website, but will be sent via email following your paid registration.  

Other:  Coffee and tea are provided. Please bring your own bag lunch. Mid-day, we gather for a community lunch with soft conversation, or you can choose to eat alone if you prefer to remain in silence. Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. 

2019 Retreat Dates Remaining:  October and November are FULLY BOOKED. December 13 is open.

2020 Retreat Dates: January 10, February 14, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11, October 9, November 13, December 11.



To give everyone ample space, each retreat day is limited to the first 12 paid registrations. Cost is $25.00 per person. Please click below to register and pay online by credit card

If you prefer to pay by check, mail to the address shown below.

Audrey Brendel, Quiet Space Fridays Host
Phone: 828-551-5935 


If paying by check, write check to: The Lydia Group

Mail payment to:
Audrey Brendel, Registrar
887 21st Ave NE, Hickory, NC 28601