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Chemin Neuf Community Sclerder Abbey

Sclerder Ln, Looe PL13 2LZ, UK

Contact Details

Contact Name:

Ione Morley Fletcher



01503 272238

Retreat Centre Description

The Chemin Neuf Community is an international Roman Catholic community with an ecumenical vocation and with members from many different Christian denominations. It was founded in France in 1973 and stems from charismatic renewal and Ignatian spirituality. The community offers a friendly welcome at Sclerder in the beautiful Cornish countryside with sea views.

IGR’s on request according to availability. Unless specified otherwise, all retreats are led by members of Chemin Neuf. The community has a special mission (CANA) to couples and families. For one week in Summer couples can enjoy time together to pray, share and reflect while their children follow their own programme. The Abbey with its chapel is also available for day events for up to 80 people.

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Accommodation on Offer

16 double rooms; 14 single; meeting room,refectory, oratory, chapel


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Retreat Centre Facilities

Please see website for retreat centre facilities

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Types of Retreat Offered

Please see website for retreats offered

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2024 Events (if known)

February 13- Quiet day – A silent time with guided prayer. Accompaniment available if required

March 17-23 – Lenten online retreat. More details on website or contact

April 16 -Quiet day – as above

April 28 – May 5

Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius – Guided silent retreat to know Christ more intimately

In order to love and serve him better and to recognise God’s call.

May 14 -Quiet day – as above

June 14-18 Inner Healing - 4 days in silence focusing on healing and reconciliation; an opportunity to review our life’s story in the light of the Lord.

July 28-August 3 Cana week for couples and children. A week’s retreat for couples while their children follow their own programme

October 15 – Quiet day – as above

December 3 – Quiet day – as above


Retreat Centre Location

Sclerder Ln, Looe PL13 2LZ, UK

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