I am writing a daily blog (Monday to Friday) on preparing spiritually and physically
to lead a Pilgrimage of 100 miles in September.
for details of the Pilgrimage, click on the dropdown Cotswold Pilgrimage bar at the top of this page
WHERE TO RETREAT?
I am often asked for recommendations of places to go in order to spend time alone with the Lord – places for retreat, where there is peace and quiet, beauty and solace. Time to be, uninterrupted; maybe with a comfortable bed and a large bath. Not too expensive. Nearby.
And so on. We each have our list of requirements.
Mostly, I am asked for places in Great Britain.
So I began to make a list. It's below if you want to read it.
But I would love more input on this.
Where have you been on retreat?
Would you recommend it? Why?
What was good – or not-sot-good – about it?
What person might it suit?
What type of retreat might it be best for?
Was it relatively affordable?
What else can you tell us about it?
Here’s some suggestions of what I have already gathered;
for beauty and peace and quiet, I love and highly recommend Launde, Harnhill or St Beuno’s! And you? What's your favourite Retreat Centre?
St Katherine, Limehouse, London
Retreats and Quiet Days in the centre of London between the City and Canary Wharf with easy access to the West End. Residential/day
The Guy Chester Centre, Muswell Hill
Day/residential Courses, retreats, workshops
EAST of ENGLAND
The Chelmsford Diocesan House of Retreat, Pleshey, Essex.
Retreats, courses. Day/residential
Mulberry House, High Ongar
Retreats, courses, healing prayer. Day/residential
good day centre for retreats, Spiritual Direction, Courses
Turvey Abbey, Beds
day /residential, for retreats, for prayer, for rest and relaxation
Buckend Towers, St Neots, Cambs
Day/residential. Spiritual guidance available
LAUNDE ABBEY, Oakham, Rutland
Day/residential. Courses, retreats
HARNHILL, Cirencester, Glos
Residential/day. Emphasis on Healing prayer
The Emmaus Centre, West Wickham, Kent
The Peshurst Retreat Centre, Nr Battle, E Sussex
St Beuno’s nr St Asaph, Snowdonia
Residential Ignatian centre: retreats, Direction, prayer
SO: your comments and suggestions please!