The Briery is a place of spiritual renewal where those who come can find God in an atmosphere of love, prayer, healing and peace. We invite you to share the tranquillity of our house in the Yorkshire Dales town of Ilkley, where all are welcomed with friendliness and compassion, and can enjoy our lovely grounds as well as the surrounding moors. We offer Days of Reflection, Preached Retreats and IGRs, and we welcome those seeking a quiet day for prayer or a private retreat. We can also accommodate groups who require peace and space for their training/study days, and self-programming groups of all denominations. We run a number of parish retreats throughout the year. Ongoing spiritual direction and supervision are available.
Accommodation on Offer
23 rooms over 3 floors (21 ensuite, 2 with private bathrooms) including singles, twin and doubles.
Fully accessible ground floor rooms; all first floor rooms are accessible by lift.
There is a flat with living area in the house, plus a 3-bedroom self-catering cottage in the grounds.
Large chapel seating up to 100 plus Oratory for up to 6
Conference room (36)
Sitting room (18)
Dining room (60)
Retreat Centre Facilities
Types of Retreat Offered
27 Parish retreat. Briery Team
7 Day of Reflection. ‘The Spice of Life – Tasting God in all things’. Angela Rogerson
23 Lenten Day of Reflection
24 Lenten Day of Reflection
19–21 Parish Retreat weekend. Briery Team
8-14 6 day preached retreat ‘ Finding our way home to God amid the sorrows and joys of life’ Bishop John Crowley
25 Parish retreat. Briery Team
10-16 6 day preached retreat ‘Re-Discovering the Disturbing Freshness of Jesus’
Fr Eamonn Mulcahy, CSsp
5-12 6 day IGR (see 5-14 Aug)
5 – 14 8 day IGR. Fr Paul Fletcher, SJ and Briery Team.
20-22 Parish Retreat Weekend. Briery Team
25 Day of Reflection. ‘The Wisdom Years’. Margaret Silf
7-10 Parish Retreat Weekend. Briery Team
18-20 Parish Retreat Weekend. Briery Team
1-3 Circle Dancing. Hilary Webster
6 Advent Day of Reflection
7 Advent Day of Reflection
13-14 Advent preached retreat
Retreat Centre Location
38 Victoria Ave, Ilkley LS29 9BW, UK