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Retreat Venues & Facilities

Locations for retreats, meetings or conferences within the Diocese of York

As well as Wydale Hall, there are other wonderful locations for retreats, meetings or conferences within the Diocese of York.

Holy Rood House, Thirsk

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.

We 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.

Quiet Gardens

The Quiet Garden Movement lists a number of beautiful gardens and outdoor spaces for prayer, stillness, contemplation and an appreciation of the natural world, both within the Diocese of York and within striking distance beyond it.

Visit the Quiet Garden Movement’s website (link below) and/or choose ‘Visit a Garden’, then under ‘Find a Quiet Garden you can search by county or by some towns including:

Middleborough, North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire