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

Welcome to Bishop Woodford House

Bishop Woodford House is the Diocese of Ely’s Retreat and Conference Centre. We welcome all for a pause on life’s journey.

As Cambridgeshire’s premiere Christian Retreat House, we run a series of retreats, days of reflection and personal development days.

Bed & Breakfast

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Does your Choir need accommodation whilst performing at Ely Cathedral?

We would be delighted to welcome you to stay at Bishop Woodford House.

Choir Accommodation (pdf)

Meetings / Conferences

Looking for a peaceful, reasonably priced but well equipped venue to meet in the heart of East Anglia?

Bishop Woodford House Retreat and Conference Centre can host events from small groups to large gatherings of up to 60 - an ideal venue in Ely for your business meeting.

Catering and licensed bar on the premises.

Contact us to help organise your meeting or conference.

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new 2020 Programme (pdf)

Our current programme which includes CARM Residential retreats and our own Days of Reflection and Quiet Days, is now finalised and available to view and/or download.

If you would like a hard copy sent please just email us via the contact page. We look forward to hearing from you.

See our programme page


Bishop Woodford House Retreat and Conference Centre, with it’s welcoming hospitality and peaceful surroundings, makes an ideal place to meet, learn, reflect and pause on life’s journey.

We host retreats in the heart of East Anglia for up to 60 guests for a day event and 31 guests for a residential event.

See our programme

Or contact us to organise your own retreat or conference.


Is your choir singing at Ely Cathedral? Do you need accommodation? We would be delighted to welcome you to stay with us.

Choirs are very welcome at Bishop Woodford House and we have years of experience in accommodating local, national and international choirs.

If your choir stays here, you may use the Chapel as a rehearsal room (subject to availability) at no extra charge.

The Chapel seats up to 60 and has an electric Yamaha Clavinova keyboard. Do please contact us to discuss your requirements.

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What we do

The Retreat Association video about what we do as a Retreat House was filmed at Bishop Woodford House.

Watch the video

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Retreat and Conference Centre in Ely, Cambridgeshire