Retreat & Conference Centre

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Coronavirus Announcement

The senior Diocesan team, in consultation with colleagues at the Diocesan Retreat and Conference Centre, have today (13th March 2020) decided to close the Retreat Centre with immediate effect.

The closure will be for a minimum period of eight weeks (two months), and thereafter will be kept under regular review.

This decision has been made in light of the current concerns over the spread of Coronavirus and has been taken to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our staff and guests is paramount.

The Management Team at the Retreat Centre will be contacting all those who have made bookings to discuss their booking with them directly.

If you wish to discuss your planned booking with the Retreat Centre, please contact us


Bishop Woodford House is a purpose built retreat and conference centre opened in 1973 in the ancient cathedral city of Ely. It is just a few minutes’ walk from the beautiful cathedral, often referred to as "the ship of the Fens".

It is easily accessible by road from the M11, A14 and A10, and also by rail with good services to London and to the North and West.

Bishop Woodford House is located in the garden of the former Ely Theological College and is an oasis of peace and tranquillity. It benefits from being built relatively recently and offers a wide range of facilities.

The Facilities

To find out more about each facility, including photographs, please click one of the following links.



Meeting Rooms



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Bookings & Further Information

To make a provisional booking or arrange a visit please contact us at:

Bishop Woodford House Retreat & Conference Centre
Retreat & Conference Centre
Barton Road
Cambridgeshire CB7 4DX


Telephone: 01353 663039

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Retreat and Conference Centre in Ely, Cambridgeshire