Retreats and quiet days in and around the Diocese of Gloucester

Published: Tuesday March 26, 2024

A Christian retreat is the ideal solution for anyone looking to step out of the routine of a busy life, or simply to take time out to relax, spend time with God and be spiritually renewed.

With a choice of venues to choose from in and around Gloucestershire, there is a retreat or quiet day for everyone – to suit all budgets and needs. Take a look at some of the retreats on offer below.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)



House with plants and flowers in the foregroundQuiet Garden Movement
Three locations in Gloucestershire

Days and times vary, see website

The Quiet Garden Movement encourages the provision of a variety of local venues where there is opportunity for prayer, silence and reflection. There are three locations in Gloucestershire currently: Friends Meeting House Cirencester (pictured), The Quiet Garden Yew Tree House, Painswick, and St Lawrence, Bourton-on-the-Hill.

Contact: 01494 578909

More info and booking: Find a garden – The Quiet Garden Movement



Framilode Riverside Retreats
St Peter’s Church, Framilode GL2 7LH

First Wednesday of the month, 10am to 3pm

Monthly Quiet Days provide an opportunity to give space for God in our lives: to still ourselves, listen for God, and share in quiet fellowship with others. Each day is shaped around a passage of scripture appropriate to the season which is offered as our starting point for reflection and prayer.

Cost: £15 to include lunch and refreshments

Contact: 01452 741410

More info and booking: Framilode Riverside Retreats – St Peter’s, Framilode



Harnhill Centre of Christian Healing
Harnhill, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 5PX

18 to 21 April, Church Leaders’ Retreat

As well as regular monthly personal retreats, Harnhill is also offering a 3-night Church Leaders’ Retreat, specifically for church leaders. Rest, connect with others and receive God’s healing.

Cost: £350pp

Contact: 01285 850283

More info and booking: Healing Weeks & Retreats | Harnhill Christian Centre



House of Bread
Burmington, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire CV36 5AF

Just a 45-minute drive from Gloucestershire is the House of Bread, a Christian community, retreat and conference centre situated in beautiful Cotswold countryside. Choose from a range of guided retreats bookable by the day to suit your schedule and budget.

Cost: From around £45pp per night

Contact: 01608 663952

More info and booking: Our events | The House of Bread




Rudford Retreats
Church Lane, Gloucester GL2 8DT

Offer a monthly programme of retreats in 2023, from February through until November, on the third Thursday of the month. Each retreat day will be shaped around a passage of scripture appropriate to the season, which is offered as our starting point for reflection and prayer. The days are suitable for all: for those familiar with retreats, as well as those exploring such days for the first time.

Cost: £15pp to include drinks and a light lunch

Contact: moc.l1713433890iamg@1713433890staer1713433890terdr1713433890ofdur1713433890

More info and booking: Rudford Retreats | The Highnam Benefice



Holland House
Main Street, Cropthorne, Pershore WR10 3NB

Just across the border in Worcestershire lies Holland House, a Christian retreat house and conference centre providing quiet spaces to reflect, to wonder, and be still. Every month from April to September, the centre offers a Quiet Garden Day. Organised by the Friends of Holland House, the day includes a short reflection at the start of the day, optional Communion before lunch and a shared group reflection to close before tea and cake.

Cost: £20pp to include lunch and refreshments

Contact: 01386 860330

More info and booking: Programme – Holland House



House of the Open Door
Childswickham House, Childswickham WR12 7HH

Tuesday 9 May, Seasons Creative Retreat Day (Spring)

Situated on the edge of the quiet village of Childswickham, two miles from Broadway in the Vale of Evesham, this retreat centre offers self-catering accommodation for individual and small group retreats as well as guided Creative Retreat Days.

Cost: £20pp for the Creative Retreat Days

Contact: 01386 852084

More info and booking: Seasons Creative Retreat Days 2023



Lenchwood Christian Centre
Spitten Farm, Ab Lench, Evesham, WR11 4UP

Also in Worcestershire is Lenchwood, a Christian charity providing rest and recuperation in countryside and luxury accommodation to complement individual and group retreats.

Cost: variable

Contact: 07835 818 018

More info and booking: Retreats – Lenchwood Trust



Do contact Kelly on ku.gr1713433890o.coi1713433890dsolg1713433890@newo1713433890k1713433890 if you have a retreat you would like featured here.


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