Welcome to The House of Retreat

ple-089 (Medium)The House of Retreat 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 varied programme of Retreats and Quiet Days, many of which are suitable for people who have never been on a retreat or quiet day before.


We hope that you have all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and looking forward in anticipation for what 2018 has for each of us. Whilst we know it will be a time of highs and lows we can all rest in the knowledge that we are in His hands at all times.

A new series of day events we are running from this year is called “Living with…”.

The first of these will be on Saturday 10th March and is based around Living with…Dementia. These days are for anyone – whether you are living with, are a family member of someone living with, a carer of someone living with. This day will be led by Jennifer Bute, a qualified doctor and previously a missionary in Africa, currently living with dementia and Louise Morse an author of several books on dementia.

There will be a further day this year in this series, Saturday 5th MayLiving with…Poverty led by Church Action on Poverty. More details for these events can be found on our Events Page under Special Events.

Our 2018 Programme is online and can be found under Events at the top of this page. Or you can follow this link – House Programme 2018.

Our November Newsletter is still available and can be found by following this link – November Newsletter 2017. We hope to have our next Newsletter available through February.


Chelmsford Diocesan House of Retreat, The Street, Pleshey, Chelmsford, Essex. CM3 1HA
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The Retreat House is part of the Chelmsford Diocesan Board of Finance, Registered Charity No: 249505