We welcome people to come and stay with us – for prayer and retreat, for study, for a break away from their usual routine and to share something of our Franciscan life together. We can offer either full-board accommodation in Leo House, the Friary Guest House, eating with us in the refectory, or self-catering accommodation in Bernard or Juniper Houses. All guests are welcome to join us for services in the chapel but no-one should feel under pressure to do so. We invite those who wish to join us in some of the basic tasks around the Friary e.g. helping with the washing up! A member of the community is often available to talk to if you are seeking advice or friendship. We don’t run the place as a hotel business and we make no fixed charge for staying, but we do make a suggestion about the level of donation that we need to cover our costs for your stay and we ask you to recompense us financially if you are able to. If you can’t then please speak with Suzi in the office who will try to help. See below for details.
We also welcome group and individual day guests (see further down this page).
If you travel here by car please use the Friary car park opposite the Friary grounds. Please note that normally we are open from Tuesday to Sunday afternoon.
Safeguarding of Children: Children should be supervised at all times either by parents of guardian, a Community member or the Guardian (if the child is visiting alone such as part of a college placement), with written permission from the parents or guardian.
Please click the ‘Booking Form’ Button below to complete an online form for individual or group retreats ONLY. For residential or day courses please visit the 2021 Programme page.
Please note that during Covid Restrictions – we have to limit or cancel many bookings as required by the regulations.