On a private retreat you have time on your own and in your own space. You have your own little kitchen for preparing meals (either bring your own food = self-catering or we can fill up your fridge and store cupboard = stocked larder). You have access to 45 acres of Sheldon grounds - gardens, fields and woodlands, plus plenty of local footpaths. There are good places to pray including chapels and the labyrinth, and you are welcome to join the Community daily prayers. The well-stocked library is available for you to browse. And you might want to book a relaxing massage or jacuzzi. Accommodation is suitable for single people or a couple.
Open to everyone - If you are not eligible for ministry resources you need to be sufficiently okay emotionally and spiritually to benefit safely from time alone.
Standard private retreats:
Linhay Lodge - 3 nights minimum - exclusively for people in ministry
Pig Pens (and Hen Runs) - 2 nights minimum
Stocked larder - 3 nights minimum
To be eligible for budget weekend rate, guests must be self-catering with no added extras (such as massage, 1:1 time) and the full amount is payable on booking. No refunds.
Arrivals and departures:
Standard arrival window is 3pm to 8pm
Standard departure is by 10am
Sunday departures for 2 night weekends is 2pm