Retreats

RETREATS

Individuals

You can book the Hermitage as a base for a day retreat or a place to stay and self-cater. If you just need to get away or to spend time free of distractions, you are most welcome here. Spiritual support is also available by arrangement including an Ignatian Guided Retreat. The accommodation is designed for an individual retreat; there is a second bed so that a couple can stay.

We say prayers in the house at around 9.00 most mornings using a simple ecumenical liturgy from the Iona Community. You are welcome to join us if you wish.

We do not have a fixed charge for retreats so that no-one is excluded on grounds of cost. If you are able, you can make a donation to the charity we set up to fund our work – The Rivendell Trust s/c 40-43-36 a/n 61558986. Gift Aid envelopes are available. Or you can offer to help in the garden.

Groups

The main room in the Hermitage is available to book as a meeting room or a base for a day retreat by a group. The maximum size of group would be 12 -14; we can accommodate larger groups by arrangement.

If you wish, we can help to design and run a Quiet Day or you are free to arrange your own programme. The gardens are a resource for all our guests – if you plan to use them for part of your programme, we recommend you visit beforehand.

The Hermitage has a small kitchen for making hot drinks; you will need to bring food if you wish to have a meal, or to use one of the three nearby pub restaurants (hyperlinks).

We do not have a fixed charge for retreats so that no-one is excluded on grounds of cost. If you are able, you can make a donation to the charity we set up to fund our work – The Rivendell Trust s/c 40-43-36 a/n 61558986. Gift Aid envelopes are available.

We also welcome visits, by arrangement, from groups using the Beaudesert Park Campsite, to use the gardens as part of their programme, to reflect on aspects of spiritual journey and environmental issues.

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