The Friends of Pleshey

The Orangery at Pleshey

The Orangery, added in 2015 as part of our redevelopment.

The Friends of Pleshey was founded in 1932 when Lucy Menzies was Warden. Since that time our Friends have played a vital and active part in the life of the Retreat House through prayer, encouragement and giving.

Our Friends pray regularly for the life and ministry of the Retreat House and all who work here.

By promoting the use of the Retreat House, they encourage the spiritual growth of those in our Diocese and further afield.

They support us and our work through the giving of time and money, by attending retreats, Open Days and the Friends AGM.

The Friends of Pleshey candle is lit in the Retreat House chapel at noon each Friday by one of the Friends. These Friends keep vigil in the chapel for one hour, and represent our many Friends who constantly ‘hedge this place with prayer’. We encourage all Friends to join us in prayer particularly at this time each week.

If you would like to become a Friend of Pleshey, please print and complete the form below, and send it to the Treasurer at the Retreat House.

The current annual subscription is £10 for individuals and £15 for couples. Please complete the Bankers Order section on the form if possible, and, if you are a UK taxpayer, please also complete the Gift Aid section, which will increase the value of your gift.

Thank you!

Download an Application Form                                                             Friends of Pleshey Leaflet