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.


It’s hard to believe we are already so far in to this ‘new year’. We have been very fortunate to have been busy so far and this looks to be continuing through the rest of the year. Can we remind everyone that we are here for YOU! Whether an individual, friendship group, prayer group, PCC or parish group to highlight just a few. Everyone is welcome, whether just for a few hours, a day, overnight, weekend. If you haven’t tried a retreat or just taking some time out, please make contact with us to talk this through further.

We have lined up some wonderful Retreats and Quiet Days for this year and would encourage you to look at our programme as detailed below. Through the Summer we have some interesting longer retreats – Creative Arts Retreats – Painting & Prayer as well as Poetry & Prayer, Music Week this year is with Jonathan & Sue Veira and then also Walking Week, which is for the ambler as well as the rambler! More details for all of these, and more, are available on this website.

Some people have had difficulty downloading a booking form from the Events Pages. To make this a little more straightforward click here – Booking Form. They are still available from each event.

Please follow this link for our Terms and Conditions.

Our full 2018 Programme can be found under Events at the top of this page. We would encourage you to visit these pages and should there be any event there that interests you please make contact with the office to enquire further. You can also download our brochure by clicking on the following links. There are 2 files which are self explanatory. House Programme 2018 January to June and July to December.

Our March Newsletter is also now available and can be found by clicking on this link – Newsletter March 2018.

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