St Mary’s Convent is home to a community of Anglican Sisters who welcome guests to share in their peaceful setting and rhythm of prayer. Retreatants are welcome to join the Sisters for their Daily Office and Eucharist and to make use of their two chapels for personal prayer. The Retreat Wing itself offers two sitting rooms, an art room, a large meeting room and an informal chapel - all of which can be used by both retreat groups and individuals. Meals are home-cooked using wholesome ingredients and served in the Retreat Refectory. The Convent’s extensive grounds contain an orchard, a water garden and a labyrinth; and the Berkshire Downs and Ridgeway are not far away. From time to time the Sisters host guided retreats, sometimes led by a Sister herself. These include a recurring Beginners’ Retreat.
Accommodation on Offer
The 21-bedroom Retreat Wing has the following bedrooms: 10 single en suite, 2 disabled en suite, 2 twin en suite, 6 standard single (shared bathroom), 1 standard twin (shared bathroom). There are two communal sitting rooms, an informal chapel, an art room and library, as well as extensive gardens. Guests are welcome to spend time in St Mary’s Chapel for private prayer and reflection.
Retreat Centre Facilities
Types of Retreat Offered
Details to be submitted in the required format on email by 13 October 2023 as agreed with Alison MacTier.
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Retreat Centre Location
Retreat Wing, St Mary's Convent, Denchworth Road, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 9AU