Retreats, House Parties, and PCC
Walsingham's breathtaking beauty and tranquillity surpass expectations and can make a great contribution to a group retreat, house party or PCC Away-Day(s).
The best time for this type of booking is either midweek or out of season (Easter – October). Please contact the Hospitality department (tel: 01328 820239; email: email@example.com) for availability in the main summer season.
The sisters of the Society of St Margaret and the Shrine clergy are available, with prior notice, for spiritual guidance and conducted retreats.
What to do next?
If you have not stayed at the Shrine before, it's well worth taking the time to visit. Please ring the Hospitality Department and we will arrange to show you round.
St Augustine’s House
St Augustine’s is set in the grounds of The College. Full of character and charm, the building has been refurbished and was rededicated by the Archbishop of York in May 2013. It now houses six well appointed en-suite study bedrooms (four single and two doubles), two libraries and a comfortable meeting room.
Guests can make full use of the libraries and there is Wifi throughout the building. Each room has its own cable points for laptop computers.
St Augustine's House is set apart for clergy who want time to read and reflect, or simply for rest or retreat. It is also ideal for benefice planning meetings and other clergy conferences.
All bookings for St Augustine’s are dealt with by the Hospitality Department (01328 820239; email firstname.lastname@example.org).
St Anne’s House
Between 10 -13 people can have the exclusive use of St. Anne's House. The large sitting room, the hall and the conservatory can be used for group meetings. Larger groups can be comfortably accommodated in Richeldis House. Breakfast, lunch and supper can be provided in the Refectory. A range of menus catering for vegetarian and special diets is always available. Morning coffee and afternoon tea can be provided in the meeting room(s).
In addition to St Anne's, the nearby Barn Chapel can be used for small-scale services or meetings. The Barn (a restored medieval barn close to St Anne's) is in a quiet location and is particularly suitable for reflective worship.
Withlarge groups it may be possible to arrange for the use of the Norton Cafe-Bar (part of the refectory) or the Orangery which has permanently installed AV facilities (projector, screen and computer hook-up).