Retreat Centres and Organisations
The places on this page are in the Diocese of Winchester.
More places within about 50 miles of Winchester are listed here.
Alton Abbey is an Anglican Benedictine Monastery in the beautiful Hampshire village of Beech, just outside Alton. The Abbey has been in existence since 1895, the earliest of the present buildings was not constructed until 1901 and the Abbey Church was dedicated in 1930. The Community offer a programme of events; they also provide accommodation for those who wish to have some space for prayer and reflection.
Alton Abbey, Abbey Road, Beech, Alton GU34 4AP
The Blue Room at Wolvesey
If you’d like somewhere to be alone with God for a day, Wolvesey is easy to get to – and surprisingly quiet. Primarily for clergy, readers and those in training, the Blue Room is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays during the school term, from 9.30am – 5.30pm.
The room (upstairs) is large, warm and comfortably furnished, and overlooks the garden. There is a kitchen with facilities for making hot drinks, and a fridge and microwave. You are welcome to use the chapel (not heated!), to explore the garden and of course the city and surrounding countryside. You may like to attend Evensong in the Cathedral at 5.30pm, in which case you can leave your car at Wolvesey until after the service. There is no charge for using the Blue Room. If you’d like to make a donation, we suggest £5 in ‘summer’ or £10 in ‘winter’.
To book, please email Sally Dakin: email@example.com
Wolvesey, Winchester SO23 9ND
Geo House, Ashurst
An oasis of peace in a beautiful New Forest setting run by the Montfort Missionaries (Roman Catholic).
8 Lyndhurst Road, Ashurst SO40 7DU
The Grail, Winchester
The community members are a Roman Catholic lay community of single women.
The Grail Community, The Hermitage, Cheriton Road, Winchester SO22 5HW
Hebron Christian Retreat
[Under new management]
Broadgate House, Hook Road, Ampfield, Romsey SO51 9BY
023 8025 2673
Based in West End, outside Southampton, the Hopeweaver Team aims to offer a focus for individuals and groups who seek silence and stillness as part of a Christian faith journey. Their overall vision is to create a place away from our everyday lives where we can be refreshed and experience peace and quiet. Since June 2007 their work has included a programme of Quiet Days, Community Days, Creative Days, Creative Workshops and the support of others.
Tardis, Beacon Road, West End, Southampton SO30 3BS
A ministry of the Daughters of Wisdom, a Roman Catholic international congregation of Religious Women. It is a place of reflection, renewal and healing which allows the human spirit to find Wisdom in all life experiences. The House which is near to Romsey Abbey is a member of the Quiet Garden Trust. The gardens are open during daylight hours to anyone seeking a haven from the hustle and bustle.
Wisdom House, Romsey SO51 8EL
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