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Ripon College Cuddesdon

Ripon College Cuddesdon

Oxford OX44, UK

Contact Details

Contact Name:

Zoe Kent



01865 877416

Property Description

The Cuddesdon Retreat and Conference Centre offers warm hospitality and a peaceful space in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside to take time apart from the routine and pressures of everyday life.


Located within a renowned theological college, there is also the opportunity in term-time to share in the life of the students, joining them for meals and worship, and if you wish, to use our educational resources for study.

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Accommodation on Offer

The College has a variety of meeting rooms to accommodate different sizes and types of event from 2 - 80 people.


Our dedicated Retreat Centre has 14 bedrooms - 13 single en-suite rooms plus one double fully-accessible bedroom with a wet-room bathroom - arranged over 3 floors served by a lift. If groups need more bedrooms, we use rooms in adjoining buildings. We also offer 5 self-contained flats for self-catered or sabbatical stays.


The award-winning Edward King Chapel is available for worship, along with other worship spaces including the original Wilberforce Chapel and forest church.

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Retreat Centre Facilities

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Types of Retreat Offered

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2024 Events


11-13 October 2023: So Who am I now? Transition from Ministry to Retirement

A two-night retreat for those who are coming up to retirement or have recently retired from full-time ministry. We will explore the transition from work based ministry to retirement ministry, whatever that might mean for you. Cost: £150


15-17 November 2023: Behold I am doing a new thing - the first few years as a first time incumbent

A two-night retreat for those in their first few years of first incumbency. We will explore the transition from curacy to incumbency and offer space for people to share their experiences, both challenges and joys. Cost: £150


22-24 November 2023: Keeping our balance in ministry - Mary, Martha and Lazarus

A two-night retreat to explore finding the balance in ministry between the competing needs of others and the need to be still and reflective. Cost £150


Monday, 11 March 2024: From Desert to Daybreak - exploring Lent and the coming of Easter

A Quiet Day to take time to look back over our Lenten experiences and prepare for the coming of Easter using scripture, guided meditations, images and music. Cost: £40


Monday, 20 May 2024: A time to dance - embracing every season of life

A Quiet Day to explore and celebrate the changing seasons of our lives within the context of the natural world around us. We reflect on scripture, poetry, image and guided meditations. Cost: £35

Retreat Centre Location

Oxford OX44, UK

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