Retreats for individuals/small groups
"So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Luke 11:9-10
Now operating as a smaller Community we have the facilities to cater for small day groups of up to 15 people or residential retreats for up to 6 people. We ask that groups of 8 or more bring a packed lunch with them, drink making facilities are available. Booking at Ditchingham will give you the use of the Convent Chapel and downstairs rooms in Lavinia House, Ditchingham during your visit.
We are occasionally asked to lead your quiet days or to provide input throughout the day, which we are very happy to do. If you are interested in this, please mention it when you first book, so we can arrange your visit for a date a retreat leader is available. We would also be pleased to travel to your Parish to lead a retreat. Our Teach us to Pray workshop is a very popular choice. We frequently attend WI groups, clubs and schools to talk about our Community and our life as a Sister at All Hallows. Please contact us to discuss this.
As well as leading group retreats, we can provide an individually guided retreat to guests staying in our retreat house. We also offer a spiritual direction service.
All Hallows also organise a programme of retreats throughout the year. These run on Saturdays, about once a month, from 10am until 4pm, and cost £12. These quiet days are led by Sisters and our close associates and friends. We always include a Lent and an Advent quiet day in our programme, and offer singing workshops, praying workshops and development days amongst other topics. We are running a four-day midweek residential as well this year for people wanting to advance their spiritual journey with God.
Please book with the Convent Secretary, and send a cheque payable to All Hallows Convent.
All visitors to the site are welcome to join the Sisters in Chapel for the Offices.
The larger conference centre, formerly known as St Gabriel's is still on site. Ownership and responsibility for it has transferred to the Christian Conference Trust (CCT). CCT already successfully operate The Hayes and High Leigh Conference Centres. The Centre is now known as ‘Belsey Bridge Conference Centre'. Full details and contact information can be found on their website cct.org.uk/belseybridge