UK Retreat Centres

Retreat centres almost always warmly welcome people of any Christian denomination. Many also welcome people who would not call themselves Christians, but who still want to take some time out to reflect on their lives and their own personal journey. My own experience of being on retreat is that I have been given lots of time, space and quietness to explore my own relationship with God, without any pressure to conform to anyone else’s way of thinking. They have proven to be very worthwhile. That said, I have not been to more than a few of the places listed on my website so I cannot make any recommendations, nor do I guarantee the accuracy of the information displayed on the retreat websites. There may be a few other similar venues which can be found on the following websites: Retreat Association ; Association for Promoting Retreats ; Baptist Union Retreat Group ; Catholic Network for Retreats and Spirituality ; Methodists Supporting Spirituality and Retreats ; United Reformed Church Retreat Group and Small Pilgrim Places

“Put succinctly, a retreat is an intentional time away for prayer.”

Margaret Guenther, The Practice of Prayer

South East and London South West East of England East Midlands West Midlands Wales Yorkshire and Humberside North East North West North West Scotland Northern Ireland

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England

South East & London

Acorn Christian Foundation

Borden, Hampshire. GU35 0AP

Anglican/Interdenominational
Alton Abbey

Alton, Hampshire. GU34 4AP

Anglican/Benedictine
Benedictine Centre of Spirituality

Oakwood, London. N14 4HE

Benedictine
Carmelite Priory

Oxford. OX1 5HB

Catholic/Interdenominational
Cautley House Christian Centre

Hythe, Kent. CT21 5QY

Anglican/Interdenominational
Centre for Reflection

Aston-Tirrold, Oxfordshire.

United Reformed
CentreSpace

Canterbury, Kent. CT2 9NN

Anglican/Interdenominational
Charney Manor

Wantage, Oxfordshire. OX12 0EJ

Quakers
Crowhurst Christian Healing Centre

Battle, East Sussex. TN33 9AD

Anglican/Interdenominational
Douai Abbey

Reading Berkshire. RG7 5TQ

Benedictine
The Emmaus Centre

West Wickham, Kent. BR4 9HH

Catholic/Interdenominational
The Friars

Aylesford, Kent. ME20 7BX

Carmelites/Interdenominational
Guy Chester Centre

Muswell Hill, London. N10 1PR

Methodist/Interdenominational
House of Bethany

Southsea, Hampshire. PO5 2AR

Anglican/Interdenominational
The Kairos Centre

Roehampton, London. SW15 4JA

Catholic/Interdenominational
L’Abri

Greatham, Hampshire. GU33 6HF

Interdenominational
The London Centre for Spirituality

London. EC3V 9EA

Anglican/Interdenominational
The Master’s Lodge

Canterbury, Kent. CT1 2BE

Franciscan
Old Alresford Place

Alresford, Hampshire. SO24 9DH

Anglican/Interdenominational
Park Place Pastoral Centre

Fareham, Hampshire. PO17 5HA

Franciscan/Interdenominational
Pelagos Spirituality & Retreat Centre

Prestwood, Bucks. HP16 0HJ

Interdenominational
Penhurst Retreat Centre

Penhurst, East Sussex. TN33 9QP

Interdenominational
Poor Clares of Arundel

Arundel. BN18 9PJ

Franciscan
Shalom House

Tenterden, Kent. TN30 6ED

Interdenominational
The Sisters of St Andrew

Edenbridge, Kent. TN8 5NN

Catholic/Interdenominational
Stanton House

Oxford. OX33 1HF

Interdenominational
St Columba’s House

Woking, Surrey. GU22 8AB

Anglican/Interdenominational
St Cuthman’s Retreat Centre

Coolham, West Sussex. RH13 8QL

Catholic/Interdenominational
St Edward’s House

London. SW1P 3QA

Anglican/Interdenominational
St Ethelwold’s House

Abingdon, Oxfordshire. OX14 5EB

Interdenominational
St Mary’s Convent

Handsworth, Birmingham. B19 1EB

Catholic/Interdenominational
St Michael’s Convent

Richmond, Surrey. TW10 7JH

Anglican/Interdenominational
St Peter’s Bourne

Whetstone, London. N20 9JN

Anglican/Interdenominational
Worth Abbey

Crawley, West Sussex. RH10 4SB

Catholic/Benedictine

South West

Abbey House

Glastonbury, Somerset. BA6 8DH

Anglican/Interdenominational
Alabaré Christian Community

Salisbury, Wiltshire. SP1 2AJ

Catholic/Interdenominational
Ammerdown Centre

Bath, Somerset. BA3 5SW

Interdenominational
Buckfast Abbey

Buckfastleigh, Devon. TQ11 0EE

Catholic/Benedictine
Downside Abbey

Bath, Somerset. BA3 4RH

Benedictine
Elsie Briggs House of Prayer

Westbury-On-Trym. BS9 3EQ

Ecumenical
Emmaus House

Bristol. BS8 1BN

Catholic/Interdenominational
Epiphany House

Truro, Cornwall. TR1 3DR

Ecumenical
Glenfall House

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

Interdenominational
Green Pastures

Poole, Dorset. BH13 6DT

Free Church/Interdenominational
Hilfield Friary

Hilfield, Dorset. DT2 7BE

Franciscan
Lee Abbey

Lynton, Devon. EX35 6JJ

Anglicanl/Interdenominational
Mill House Retreats

Tiverton, Devon. EX16 7ES

Interdenominational
Othona Community

Bridport, Dorset. DT6 4RN

Interdenominational
Poor Clares of Lynton

Lynton, North Devon. EX35 6BX

Franciscan
Retreat Holidays

Bristol. BS6 7NA

Interdenominational
Sarum College

Salisbury, Wiltshire. SP1 2EE

Anglican/Interdenominational
The Society of Mary & Martha

Sheldon, Exeter, Devon. EX6 7LE

Anglican/Interdenominational
St Gildas Christian Centre

Langport, Somerset. TA10 9QF

Catholic/Interdenominational

East of England

All Hallows Convent

Ditchingham, Suffolk. NR35 2DT

Anglican/Interdenominational
Bishop Woodford House

Ely, Cambridgeshire. CB7 4DX

Anglican/Interdenominational
Clare Priory

Clare, Suffolk. CO10 8NX

Augustinian/Interdenominational
Letton Hall

Shipdham, Norfolk. IP25 7SA

Interdenominational
Mill Green House

Horseheath, Cambridge. CB21 4QZ

Interdenominational
Quiet Waters

Bungay, Suffolk. NR35 1PD

Interdenominational
The Retreat House

Pleshy, Essex. CM3 1HA

Anglican/Interdenominational
Turvey Abbey

Turvey, Bedfordshire. MK43 8DE

Benedictine/Interdenominational

East Midlands

Community of the Holy Cross

Costock, Loughborough. LE12 6XE

Anglican/Benedictine
Launde Abbey

East Norton, Leicestershire.

Anglican/Interdenominational
Metheringham Friary

Metheringham, Lincolnshire. LN4

Franciscan
Sacrista Prebend Retreat House

Southwell, Nottinghamshire.

Anglican/Interdenominational
Whaley Hall

Whaley Bridge, High Peak. SK23

Ecumenical

West Midlands

Barnes Close

Bromsgrove, Birmingham. B61 0RA

Interdenominational
Belmont Abbey

Hereford, Herefordshire. HR2 9RZ

Benedictine
Glasshampton Monastery

Glasshampton, Worcester.

Franciscan
Hawkstone Hall

Shrewsbury, Shropshire. SY4 5LG

Catholic/Redemptorist
Shallowford House

Stone, Staffordshire. ST15 0NZ

Anglican/Interdenominational
Woodbrook

Birmingham. B29 6LJ

Quaker study centre

Yorkshire & Humberside

Ampleforth Abbey

York, North Yorkshire. YO62 4EN

Benedictine/Interdenominational
The Briery Retreat Centre

Ilkley, West Yorkshire. LS29 9BW

Interdenominational
Holy Rood House

Thirsk, North Yorkshire. YO7 1HX

Interdenominational
Parcevall Hall

Appletreewick. N Yorkshire. BD23

Anglican/Interdenominational
Scargill House

Skipton, N. Yorkshire. BD23 5HU

Interdenominational
St Oswald’s Pastoral Centre

Sleights, North Yorkshire.

Anglican/Interdenominational
Whirlow Grange

Sheffield. S11 9PZ

Anglican/Interdenominational
Wydale Hall

Wydale, N Yorkshire. YO13 9DG

Anglican/Interdenominational

North East

Alnmouth Friary

Alnmouth, Northumberland.

Franciscan
Community of Aidan and Hilda

Holy Island, Berwick Upon Tweed

Interdenominational
Marygate House

Holy Island, Northumberland.

Interdenominational
Minsteracres Retreat Centre

Minsteracres, Co Durham. DH8 9RT

Catholic/Interdenominational
Shepherds Dene Retreat House

Shepherds Dene, Northumberland

Anglican/Interdenominational
St Antony’s Priory

Durham, Co Durham. DH1 1QT

Ecumenical

North West

Foxhill

Frodsham, Cheshire. WA6 6XB

Anglican/Interdenominational
Loyola Hall

Rainhill, Prescott. L35 6N

Jesuit/Interdenominational
Monastery of Our Lady of Hyning

Warton, Lancashire. LA5 9SE

Cistercian/Interdenominational
Oblate Retreat Centre

Wistaston, Cheshire. CW2 8JS

Interdenominational
Rydal Hall

Rydal, Cumbria. LA22 9LX

Interdenominational
Sisters of Jesus Way

West Kirby, Wirral. CH48 7EP

Anglican/Evangelical
Tabor Carmelite Retreat House

Preston, Lancashire. PR2 8HE

Catholic/Interdenominational
Whalley Abbey

Clitheroe, Lancashire. BB7 9SS

Anglican/Interdenominational

Wales

Ffald-y-Brenin Retreat Centre

Pontfaen, Pembrokeshire. SA65

Interdenominational
Llangasty Retreat House

Llangasty, Powys. LD3 7PX

Interdenominational
Llannerchwen

Llandefaelog Fach, Powys. LD3

Catholic/Interdenominational
Loreto Centre

Llandudno. LL30 2EL

Catholic/Interdenominational
Nicholaston House

Gower, Swansea. SA3 2HL

Interdenominational
Noddfa Spirituality Centre

Penmaenmawr, Gwynedd. LL34

Interdenominational
St Beuno’s

St Asaph, Denbighshire. LL17 0AS

Jesuit/Interdenominational
St Clare’s Prayer & Retreat Centre

Porthcawl, South Wales. CF36 5NR

Catholic
St Non’s Retreat Centre

St David’s, Pembrokeshire. SA62

Interdenominational
Tŷ Croeso Centre

Cwmbran, Torfaen. NP44 3YJ

Catholic/Interdenominational
Tymawr Convent/Community

Lydart, Monmouth. NP25 4RN

Anglican/Interdenominational

Scotland

The Bield

Blackruthven, Perth. PH1 1PY

Interdenominational
Cnoc a’ Chalmain

Isle of Iona, Argyll. PA76 6SP

Catholic
The Coach House

Kilmuir, Inverness. IV1 3ZG

Interdenominational
Craig Lodge

Dalmally, Argyll. PA33 1AR

Catholic/Interdenominational
Emmaus House

Edinburgh. EH3 9NQ

Episcopal/Interdenominational
Garden Cottage Retreat Centre

Kilgraston, Perthshire. PH2 9HN

Interdenominational
Ignatian Spirituality Centre

Glasgow. G3 6PE

Jesuit/Interdenominational
Island Retreats

Cunbrae & Iona

Interdenominational
MacLeod Centre – Iona Community

Isle of Iona, Argyll. PA76 6SN

Interdenominational
Pluscarden Abbey

Elgin, Morayshire. IV30 8UA

Benedictine
Scottish Churches House

Dunblane, Perthshire. FK15 0AJ

Interdenominational
St Mary’s Monastery

Kinnoull, Perth. PH2 7BP

Catholic/Interdenominational

Northern Ireland

The Cleenish Centre

Enniskillen, Fermanagh. BT92 2BT

Interdenominational
Dromantine Retreat Centre

Newry, Co. Down. BT34 1RH

Catholic/Interdenominational
Drumalis Retreat Centre

Larne, Co. Antrim. BT40 1DT

Interdenominational
Our Lady of Bethlehem Abbey

Ballymena, Co. Antrim. BT44 8BL

Interdenominational
Thornhill Retreat Centre

Derry. BT48 8JF

Interdenominational
Tobar Mhuire

Crossgar, Co. Down. BT30 9EA

Passionist/Interdenominational

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