For Retreat Centres in Cumbria, County Durham, Lancashire, Northumbria, and Yorkshire, please click on the links below

County NameTelephoneNo. bedsDescription
Cumbria Rydal Hall 01539 432050 50 Beautiful Hall set in 30 acres of garden and woodland in Ambleside in the Lake District, with excellent walking nearby. Offers B&B accommodation or self-catering cottages. Large programme of led retreats, Quiet Days and other events, but also available for private retreat or holiday.
Co. DurhamSt. Antony’s Priory0191 384 37474Self-catering accommodation for private retreat. Regular prayers with resident lay community. Also offers space for Quiet Days, and spiritual direction. Programme of Quiet Days and other events.
LancashireWhalley Abbey01254 82840026Blackburn diocesan retreat house set in grounds of ruined Cistercian abbey. Full programme of led retreats and Quiet Days, but also available for private retreat. Regular services in chapel open to all.
LancahsireChristian Retreats07770 7191980Online retreats conducted via Zoom by retreat leader and spiritual director, Donna Worthington.
NorthumbriaEven Sparrows0759 459 268413Bird-watching retreats (usually) based at the Open Gate, Lindisfarne with quiet Celtic-style worship, and time for private prayer, as well as guided bird-watching on and around Holy Island.
NorthumbriaFriary of St. Francis, Alnmouth01665 8302138Anglican Franciscan friary offering accommodation for private retreat or Quiet Days. Spiritual direction available on request.
NorthumbriaThe Open Gate, Lindisfarne01289 38922213Full programme of retreats and Quiet Days. Also available for private retreatants. Emphasis on Celtic spirituality and warm welcome.
NorthumbriaSt Cuthbert’s Way Retreat House07708 6519834Primarily a ‘day resource’ but also offers B&B accommodation. Space for private prayer (or retreats), library, creative space. Large garden.
NorthumbriaShepherd’s Dene01434 68221233Stunning Edwardian diocesan retreat house in 27 acres of beautiful grounds in the Tyne valley, 5 miles from Hexham. Full programme of retreats and Quiet Days, but also welcomes private retreatants. Large chapel and other meeting rooms also available.
North YorkshireHoly Rood House01845 52258024Therapeutic ‘centre for health and pastoral care’, near Thirsk. Offers retreats, pastoral accompaniment and/or professional counselling, as well as space for private prayer and refreshment. Also non-residential courses, meetings and Quiet Days. Full programme throughout the year.
North YorkshireWydale Hall01723 85927029York diocesan retreat house, in 14 acres of garden with labyrinth; also large chapel and meeting rooms. Programme of led retreats; available for day meetings, Quiet Days etc, as well as private retreats. Full or part-board. Neighbouring Emmaus Centre can accommodate 50 people in dormitories.
West YorkshireCommunity of the Resurrection, Mirfield01924 48334651Retreats hosted by Anglican monastic community. Victorian house in 20 acres of grounds overlooking river Calder. Programme of led retreats and Quiet Days, but private retreatants welcome. Regular (plainsong) daily offices and Eucharist open to all.