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A Place of Prayer, Space
and Quiet Reflection

Welcome to The Retreat House, Pleshey

The Retreat House is situated at the edge of a small, moated village in the heart of the Essex countryside and is a place of prayer, space and quiet reflection.

We offer a programme of Retreats and Quiet Days, many of which are suitable for people who have never been on a retreat or quiet day before.

Walk softly in the ways of God
Listen gently to the voice of God
Sit quietly in the love of God
Pray humbly to the heart of God
Act boldly in the strength of God
Go forth in His name


Chelmsford Diocesan House of Retreat

The Street


Chelmsford, Essex

CM3 1HA                                            (How to find us)

Phone: 01245 237251



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Registered Charity No: 249505


Job Vacancy.

We currently have a vacancy for a part time Administrative Assistant. The successful applicant will be the first point of contact for all enquiries, manage the room bookings and provide administration support.

If you:

  • Are an experienced administrator with good organisational skills
  • Have excellent customer service skills
  • Are proficient in using Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel

Then we would love to hear from you.

The working hours are 25 hours per week, preferably 9am to 2pm Monday to Friday. 

Salary: c£12,000 per annum subject to experience and qualifications. 

Further information about the Retreat House can be found at www.retreathousepleshey.com. For an informal disucssion about the role please contact Stewart McCredie, General Manager on 01245 237251.

For more information please download the Job Description. To apply please complete and return the Application Form  to Stewart McCredie, General Manager, The Retreat House, The Street, Pleshey, Essex CM3 1HA

or via email to smccredie@chelmsford.anglican.org.

Closing date: 5pm on Thursday 1 September 2016

Interviews: Thursday 8 September 2016

Pleshey: a quiet place within the life of the Diocese where through encounter with God we are inspired to holy living.

Times of Open Prayer in the Chapel

Tuesday mornings, 9:00-9:30am, there is a time of led prayers.

Friday lunchtimes, 12:00-1:00pm offers an opportunity to spend some time in silent prayer.

Both events are open to all.