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Places to Retreat

The Retreat Association publishes an annual magazine listing national and international places for Quiet Days and Retreat Programmes which can be purchased from Christian Bookshops. Listed below are opportunities for making a retreat or taking a Quiet Day around the Diocese. Some offer Retreat Programmes and/or Spiritual Guidance, others hospitality and space for reflection. All have access for those with differing levels of mobility


Weeks of Guided Prayer can also be arranged for your parish through the Lancashire Spirituality Network. Contact Christine Maidment

The Retreat Association

Whalley Abbey

The Diocesan Retreat and Conference Centre

Whalley Abbey, The Sands, Whalley, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 9SS

Telephone: 01254 828400


Follow us on Twitter @WhalleyAbbey

The Retreat and Conference House is set in the stunning grounds and ruins of a 14th Century Cistercian Abbey. 

On the banks of the River Calder in the beautiful countryside of the Ribble Valley, but with easy access to motorway and rail networks

  • Grounds open daily
  • Ample free parking for patrons only

Belonging to the Church of England Diocese of Blackburn the Retreat and Conference Centre located in the grounds continues to provide high-quality, welcoming hospitality.

Our flexible 4 star accommodation, including bed a breakfast facilities, is ideal for both day and residential conferences, wedding receptions and other family celebrations. 

Each parish in the Diocese of Blackburn also has the option of booking a room at the Conference Centre for a retreat or other parish get-together completely FREE of charge once a year. Contact us to book your FREE room.

Haweside, St Christopher

The Revd G Piper
The Vicarage
Hawes Side Lane

The Order of Companions of Martha and Mary
The Order of the Companions of Martha and Mary offer a
programme of retreats and quiet days throughout the year.
Further details can be found in their leaflet  CLICK HERE

Our Lady HyningMonastery of Our Lady of Hyning

01524 732 684




Chris MullineauxMother's Union

For a Quiet Day or Quiet Morning please contact:
Canon Christine Mullineux
01524 69872 for further details










Empty White Room and SunlightOpen Door Retreats in Daily Life

C Maidment
69 Aintree Road
Thornton Cleveleys
01253 829 399









St James Church Shireshead

St James' Shireshead

Whinney Brow Lane





Tabor Carmelite Retreat House

169 Sharoe Green Lane,
Fulwood, Preston.
01772 717 122





Tatham Fell and Old School

Tatham Fell Old School Room

Revd. M H Cannon
The Vicarage
Main Street
01524 221 030


Grasmere from Stone ArthurTithe Barn at Grasmere

c/o The Vicarage



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