At the Coach House we provide a range of residential and non residential retreats, also occasional courses, workshops and quiet days.
Come to enjoy the peace and quiet of this beautiful setting to make a retreat, or simply to reflect, recuperate and be refreshed. There are many periods across the year when you may arrange to do this.
There are 5 retreats with different themes on certain dates across the year.
Small Group Retreats
Small groups who share our ethos are welcome to come and make use of our facilities at certain times of the year.
We hope to offer a variety of these again in 2020.
A meditation group meets at the Coach House once a month in the afternoon. We usually meditate in our sanctuary which has beautiful views across the water.
Spiritual Accompaniment is available for individuals by members of the team who have completed recognised training in this ministry.
Supervision is available for those engaged in the ministry of Spiritual Accompaniment, for clergy and for pastoral workers.
Over the years many individuals from across the world have stayed with us for an individual retreat. Sometimes our guests simply want to enjoy the peace and quiet of this beautiful place and the hospitality that we can provide, to reflect, recuperate and refresh. They may choose to spend part or all of their time in silence. They might ask for some “listening time” with a member of the team. The choice is theirs, and we do our best to accommodate what is needed, including offering resources or materials to help them make best use of their time.
For other visitors their individual retreat time might follow a particular structure or programme that will normally be arranged in discussion with a team member in advance of their visit. Again, this more structured retreat might be partly or wholly in silence, depending on individual choice. It is more common however, for individuals who opt for this kind of retreat to meet with a team member on a regular basis during their stay.
Our small staff and volunteer team members come from a variety of traditions and have a wealth of life experience and training amongst them. Every team member shares a passion for the ethos and work of the Coach House and a deep commitment to his or her ongoing spiritual journey. Some members of the team are trained in providing spiritual accompaniment or a “listening ear” when required. Those members of the team who provide these specialised services engage in regular supervision and continuing personal development.
It is a wonderfully nurturing and healing place….I always come away feeling restored.A guest's comment
Ignatian Individually guided retreat
& The Spiritual Exercises
Whatever length of stay you choose, you may be looking for a specifically Ignatian Retreat, which is based on the dynamic of the Spiritual Exercises. Ignatian spirituality celebrates the divine love for creation and every individual. It offers prayerful ways of discernment and attentiveness to the Spirit of God’s love and grace at work within each individual. Resources offered on retreat usually include praying with Biblical Scriptures, and with the life of Jesus in particular, but poetry, other writings, dreams, art or clay may also be included if you so choose.
Please let us know if you require this type of retreat when you book so that your Spiritual Accompanier will be someone with appropriate training.
This year, from 18th Sept to 23rd Oct there is a rare opportunity to undertake the full Spiritual Exercises over a 35 night silent retreat here. Further details on our programme for 2018. It may also be possible to undertake the Spiritual Exercises by coming on retreat here for several shorter blocks of time spread across one or two years. We also offer the retreat in daily life (19th Annotation) by arrangement with individuals.
At various times of the year we offer retreats on a particular theme.
18th to 21st April 2019
Journeying with Jesus through the significant events and marks of his passion, death and resurrection.
led by Ruth Flockhart and Janet Lake
Her space Retreats
March 15th to 17th, 2019
& Oct 25th to 27th
Two weekend retreats for women to journey deeply with other women who desire fullness of life.
Facilitated by Valerie Allen
December 6th to 8th, 2019