Retreats

The Chapel is the spiritual heart of Shallowford House and has a very special sense of beauty and tranquility. There are often prayer stations for you to use and a small prayer room off the Chapel that is equipped for private use is available at any time.

Our Open Programme includes led Retreats and Quiet Days during the year. This is an excellent opportunity to take time out and draw closer to God. Please see our events page for further information and dates.

For those seeking a private retreat, with or without 1-1 time with a retreat guide, please contact us on 01785 760233 or email us to check availability.

Private or individual retreats are a time when you can step aside from the busyness of life to be alone with God. There is no set programme, but the option of a retreat guide to meet with you, to listen to you and to God on your behalf and help you to make the most of your time.

Retreats are available to anyone seeking time alone with God, wherever you are on your spiritual journey. You will be encouraged to be still and spend time in God’s presence. Being in silence can bring things to the surface for you to deal with and your Retreat Guide is there to help you discern where God is in that.

On your private retreat, you will be made welcome and comfortable, you will be well fed and space will be given to you to be alone with God. You will have use of all that Shallowford House offers to its guests. Many people find that taking time out on a retreat becomes a significant milestone in their Christian life.

During your time, you might reflect on a passage of scripture, spend some time walking around the gardens, or maybe use some of our art materials in response to what you have seen or heard. It’s ok to sleep too – sometimes we just need to rest in God’s presence.