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Last updated 9th August 2017

Whalley Abbey

Whalley Abbey is the Blackburn Diocesan Retreat and Conference Centre located in the village of Whalley.

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, and with easy access to motorway and rail network.

The Abbey's 2017 programme of residential retreats, sprirituality days and quiet days for clergy provides a variety of occasions to be still and quiet, to hear from God through His Word and be refreshed in Love for Jesus Christ.

Each Diocese of Blackburn parish can book a room at the Conference Centre for a retreat or other parish get-together completely FREE of charge once a year. 

The grounds and ruins are open to visitors to explore (small charge) with Cafe Autisan (run by a separate charity) open for refreshments from 10am-4pm seven days a week.

The Abbey is also a popular wedding venue due to both its unique location and great value-for-money wedding pacakges.


Contact details:

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

Telephone: 01254 828400