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
Thank you to our visitors for some of the lovely things you have said about us:
The usual warm welcome, spotless rooms, tasty food more than I could eat.
John, West Kirby
A frequent visitor! Love it.
Thanks for everything! And a special kudos to the gardener.
All the staff have been wonderful and warm in their welcome.
Heartfelt thanks to all who looked after me in so many ways.
Many thanks for the warm welcome and hospitality.
Thanks so much for making us all so welcome over the weekend. Your friendliness and the wonderful food (and drink) really made for a positive weekend.
Andrew and Charlotte, St Albans
The food was excellent as ever, our weekend went very well in no small part down to all of you.
This is not my first visit to this wonderful place. I find it an oasis of prayer and peace; of faith and fellowship.
The staff, atmosphere, the food and the gardens - superb!
Wonderful weekend - lovely staff, house and gardens.
Excellent for wheelchair user, especially my rather large chair. Thank you.
Lovely weekend - we were treated royally! Thanks.
Thank you for a lovely peaceful and relaxing time, comfort and excellent food.
You have been so very welcoming, taking excellent care of us, God bless you.
Thank you so much for the care in cooking milk free meals.
A discreet, caring and warm team.
Home from home, thank you for everything - wonderful.
Lovely week, lovely atmosphere and fantastic food.
Wonderful comfortable stay and gorgeous food.
Thank you very much. A special few days in a beautiful setting.
Thank you for the care and looking after us all.
Retreat and Conference Centre in Ely, Cambridgeshire