Places of Retreat and Quiet in or near the Diocese of York 2019.

Download the PDF flyer here listing places for retreat and quiet by Archdeaconry.

For more information please contact Andrew DeSmet by email.


Wydale Hall

Wydale Hall welcomes visitors using the hall as either a conference centre or a retreat house from groups or individuals, with a full programme of activities throughout the year.

Wydale Hall has 28 en suite bedrooms with tea and coffee making facilities. The old ballroom has been beautifully restored and is now used as a conference room or chapel with amazing views over the Wydale valley.

For more information on Wydale Hall visit their website: www.wydale.org


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.

For more information on individual or guided retreats and other events visit their website here.


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.