Other Retreat Houses

Sneaton Castle

Sneaton Castle Centre, Whitby, is the retreat and conference centre run by the Order of the Holy Paraclete, an Anglican religious community, and is located next to their Mother house, St Hilda's Priory.

Holy Rood House

Holy Rood House, near Thirsk, is a retreat house with a gentle Christian ethos of reflection, exploration and discovery, working towards justice, peace and ecological awareness. They specialise in creative arts including painting, crafts, pottery, weaving and music. Holy Rood House is the place to turn to for counselling, psychotherapy, art and drama therapy, stress management, massage and much more.


Noddfa is a wooden cabin, located in the vicarage garden at Sutton on the Forest, and built by the Ecumenical Fellowship of Aelred of Rievaulx. The building houses the Fellowship’s Library, which consists of thousands of books on ecumenical theology and spirituality, and acts as a place of peace, relaxation, reading, prayer, reflection and refreshment. If you are interested in using Noddfa, please call Revd. Chris Ellis on 01347 81025.

For more information, visit the Retreat Association website.

Quiet Gardens

The Cloister Garden, Holy Trinity North Ormesby: 01642 286122

The Community of the Resurrection, Mirfield: 01924 481920

The Frank Weston Quiet Garden at the Toft, Bridlington: 01262 678484

The Quiet Garden, Beverley Minster: 01482 868540

Westfield Farm, Sheriff Hutton: 01347 821762

Whitegables, Swainby, Northallerton: 01642 700782

For more information, visit the Quiet Garden Movement website.