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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



Registered Charity No: 249505

New Job Opportunity

Assistant Manager

Part Time (25 hours per week) 

We are looking for someone to work within the team at The House of Retreat in Pleshey to ensure excellent standards of service for guests and visitors are met.

Alternate weekend cover will be a requirement, with some flexibility for other hours worked.

Salary: £15,000pa subject to experience and qualifications.

For more detailed information and application form, please click on the following links;

Job Description.                   Application Form.

...or call Stewart on 01245 237251. 

Closing Date: Sunday 31st January 2016

Interviews: Wednesday 10th February 2016

Retreat House, Pleshey

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.