Individual Retreats

The Abbey offers a sacred space in which individuals and groups can come to stop and think; a place to rest the body and renew the soul.

For inquiries or bookings please email

Individual Retreats

For those seeking a quiet fully catered retreat, The Abbey can offer you your own bedroom, three (vegetarian) meals a day and space

Optional Activities (subject to availability)

Spiritual Direction

The Abbey offers retreatants the opportunity to meet with retired Anglican priest David Barton. David’s main area of work was in education as a teacher, headteacher and education adviser with a specialism in young children’s religious education.  For many years he has been interested in both the Christian contemplative tradition and that of Zen Buddhism.  He is still active as a priest and as a spiritual director. This service is offered free of charge.

Confirming Your Booking  

Once your retreat dates have been provisionally booked, we will request a deposit[1] and booking form to confirm your booking. Deposits are deducted from the final fee, which must be settled prior to the commencement of your retreat.

[1] Please note although deposits are non-returnable and non-transferable, due to the exceptional circumstances of Covid-19, we are happy to negotiate and transfer deposits to those who find themselves adversely affected.  

Covid-19:  In addition, due to the current situation, there is a possibility that we may be required or choose to impose self-isolation at The Abbey.  In this extremely unlikely situation, we will seek to give you as much notice as possible and either offer an alternative weekend/time if possible or a full refund of any deposits paid.   

If you have any further questions, or would like to discuss your booking, you are welcome to email or call the office, do leave a message with your telephone number and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Call: 01235 847 401