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    Need time and space with God?

    A unique venue for retreats, seminars, celebrations and accommodation in a tranquil rural setting, within easy reach of London.

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    This historic house stands in 10 acres of grounds in an area of great scenic beauty and abundant wildlife.

    About Us

    A Thousand Forms of Loveliness...

    I am concious that it is some time since I updated this section, for which I apologise, but we have been incredibly busy over these recent months – for which we are clearly grateful. The flip side of that is that there are sometimes, not enough hours in the day. I have been reminded of that a number of times recently!

    However, these last few days, I have been able to recall a short text that I have opposite my desk in the office, written by the wonderful 20th century mystic, Evelyn Underhill…

    For a lack of attention a thousand forms of loveliness elude us everyday.

    How true this is, particularly…[more]

    Retreats and Quiet Days in 2024

    As well as being able to book to stay for your own personal retreat or quiet day, we also have a programme of led retreats and quiet days for next year.

    We believe that there may be something there for everyone and we look forward to hearing from many of you in the coming weeks and months.

    Please click on the 2024 image for more details about each event – which can be found on our website.

    Please contact the office with any questions or to book your place.

    Forthcoming Events

    Social Media

    Whilst not pretending to be experts in this field, can we encourage you to follow one or all of our feeds.

    We are on Facebook, Instagram and X (formerly Twitter) where you will be able to keep up with our latest news and events.

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    What we offer

    Whether you want to come by yourself or as a group, for a few hours or a whole week, we offer a range of possibilities.

    Questions? Enquire here

    If you would like to know more about St Katharine’s, the Sue Ryder Prayer Fellowship, any upcoming events or have any other enquiries, don’t hesitate to ask.

    Contact Us
    Thank you so much for everything that you and your team did for our family yesterday. Everything went so smoothly and everyone said what a wonderful venue St Katharine's was both in terms of food and venue. Your team were absolutely outstanding and made the day very easy for us.

    CM - Feb 2020

    Thank you for a wonderful stay. It was perfect. The memorial garden is wonderful and so good to have time to sit and appreciate the atmosphere.


    Just wanted to thank you for the lovely day we spent on Saturday. I felt very welcome, the food was delicious and the grounds were so peaceful. It was really good to get away from the hustle and bustle for a few hours. Please convey my thanks to all who were involved. May God bless you all

    J.K. London 2022

    Stunning house and gardens both are beautifully cared for. Staff were wonderful and vegan food was delicious. Thank you for a wonderful day.

    Melissa - Sept 2022

    Just a short note of thanks for my wonderful day at St. Katherine's yesterday. It was such a fruitful and blessed time with God. Please pass on my thanks for the warmth of the welcome. I look forward to booking another day with you in the future and will be in touch then.

    Sheila - April 2022

    I just wanted to say thank you to you and your staff for a wonderful retreat weekend. Everything was just lovely - the location, the accommodation and the food. It was a truly refreshing time and having everything arranged so perfectly meant that there were no distractions to relaxing and hearing from God

    Rachel - April 2022

    Just wanted to thank you for the lovely day we spent on Saturday. I felt very welcome, the food was delicious and the grounds were so peaceful. It was really good to get away from the hustle and bustle for a few hours.

    Jenny - March 2022

    Many thanks to all those who made our retreat such a success. Peaceful surroundings with ideal facilities and great hospitality made for a memorable time.

    VW - Nov 22

    We had a marvellous time last week. The house is so clean and tidy and beautifully supportive of quiet yet productive prayer. It is a credit to you all.

    LD - Nov 22

    I was with you today for the Deanery Retreat Day and it was so lovely to be there, and we were so well looked after – thank you so much!

    JD - Nov 22

    It was a WONDERFUL venue and we very much enjoyed meeting you, and were blessed by the amazing hospitality by you and your team. Thank you so much.

    DH - Dec 2022

    Please pass on my thanks and appreciation for my two day stay last week. The meals were all great and my stay was a real help to me and I hope to be coming back again in the next few months.

    TP - Feb 2023

    Thanks for letting us use St Katherine's this last couple of days. We had a lovely time and were very well looked after. The ladies really loved being there and felt very much that they had got away from the stresses of everyday life.

    RM - March 2023

    Thank you for a super day on Saturday. There has only been positive feedback from everyone. We were well looked after by your catering team. The Prayer Room worked well - and the sun came out in the afternoon, so the team up top also doing marvellous work.

    LW - March 2023

    A huge thanks for a WONDERFUL time at our men's weekend away.

    SB - March 2023

    We had a wonderful day in so many ways. Loved the food and the setting, the sense of space and peace there is so tangible.

    SW - May 2023