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.


Where is this year going? It is hard to believe we are well in to the 2nd half of the year already! We still have a number of events lined up and details of these can be found under the Events heading above.

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.

From Monday 20th to Friday 24th August we have our Music Week and this year we have been most fortunate to be able to secure the wonderful talents of Jonathan & Sue Veira. There are only a few spaces left for this week so we would encourage you, if you have been considering coming along, to make contact with the office to secure your place. More details are available on the events page of this website.

We would also like to bring to your attention the Music for a Summers Evening with Jonathan on Thursday 23rd August – 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start. An evening not to be missed. Bring your picnics, chairs, blankets and drinks and enjoy an evening in the beautiful gardens. Tea & coffee will be provided. We ask for a £10 donation towards the House funds.

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.

I am sure many of us have had a fair bit of contact over recent months around GDPR! Please follow the following link to view the Retreat House Privacy Notice. Should you have any questions or concerns, please don not hesitate to contact the office.

Please follow this link for our Terms and Conditions.

The remainder of our 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 link. House Programme 2018 July to December. The programme for 2019 will be released in early September.

Our March Newsletter is also now available and can be found by clicking on this link – Newsletter March 2018. Our next Newsletter should be released in early August.

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