The Retreat House is situated at the edge of a small, moated village in the heart of the Essex countryside and is a place steeped in prayer, with space for quiet reflection.
6th January onwards – National Lockdown
From the 6th January, all of England has been placed in National Lockdown. This means that the Retreat House has to remain closed to guests and visitors until further notice.
We do not know how long these restrictions will last but we will let you know when we can reopen.
Virtual space for teaching, reflection and fellowship
In the absence of being allowed to offer hospitality at Pleshey, we have developed a varied program of virtual retreats. All are offered via Zoom giving opportunity to explore topics in a group, space for personal reflection and some form of corporate worship or prayer.
Topics covered include prayer, Narnia, the Christian spiritual tradition, community good news stories and the sharing of hope found in darkness.
Full details will be in our events guide.
We will re-open – Government guidelines permitting
We have worked tirelessly to create a COVID safe environment, following all the latest Government Guidelines and building routines for staff and guest alike based around hands-face-space.
When we are allowed to reopen, we can offer quiet space to individuals and groups, subject to current restrictions issued by Government, from full-board residentials to day retreats. We can offer self-catered breaks in the Parsonage Cottage and the Gatehouse.
Due to current staffing and COVID restrictions, dates will be limited. All dates, when available, will be advertised here and must be booked in advance.
Some bursaries are available, please apply in writing. If you are NHS staff or a care-worker, the Association for Promoting Retreats are offering bursaries of up to 50% to say thank you.
Please send an email to enquire about availability.
The Retreat House is a place of prayer which holds a special significance for many. It will continue to be a place of prayer during this season even though we are unable to host as many visitors as we would like. We are posting prayers and reflections from our Chaplains on YouTube – the Pleshey Playlist – on a regular basis.