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
In recent years the Garden has been transformed to create areas of relative privacy.
Here, on a warm day, guests can sit undisturbed with the scent of flowers and the busy drone of the bumblebee and feel totally at peace.
The garden also contributes towards the provision of the house, with a small kitchen garden, where vegetables and fresh herbs are grown organically throughout the summer.
The gardener keeps the use of chemicals to an absolute minimum using only organic fertilizers. Kitchen and garden waste is composted and put back into the soil. This way we can maintain a natural balance and encourage beneficial wildlife into the garden.
Guests may also wish to wander down to the river or through the Cathedral and Millennium Parks.
Retreat and Conference Centre in Ely, Cambridgeshire