A retreat is exactly what it sounds like - the chance to step aside from life for a while, to rest and just 'be' in a welcoming, peaceful place.
Retreats are for ordinary people at any time in their lives. There are no expectations on anyone going on retreat and you don't need to be a churchgoer.
Is a retreat right for you?
Then a retreat might be just for you.
Retreats offer the opportunity to:
in peaceful and comfortable surroundings.
There are a wide variety of retreats to choose from including retreats:
Yes, many retreat houses welcome people who wish to spend some time alone.
Yes, most retreat houses offer the opportunity to talk to someone in complete confidence. Someone to listen and share with you about your experiences on retreat. After your retreat you may want to continue your reflections at home.
Retreats are held in a wide variety of places - often called Retreat Houses - in locations across and beyond the UK.
A retreat varies in length but is usually anything from 2 to 7 days. Some are up to 30 days, depending on the programme. There are also 1-day retreats, usually called quiet days.
Most retreat houses do no have another source of income and therefore charge their visitors a competitive rate to cover costs that include:
Most retreat houses have a fixed rate depending on the length of your stay.
The Retreat Association for the UK