Meetings, Training Days and Workshops

We are not a dedicated conference centre but do have the facilities to cater for around 60 people for day events.


Depending on the requirements of each individual or group, rooms may be booked by the hour (minimum one and a half hours) or by the day. Room hire is currently £19.00 per hour (e.g. lounges or library. The Chapel can also be hired (Please contact the office for rates). Exclusive use of the ground floor of St Katharine’s is possible if requested at time of booking for £870 per day.


We can provide a data projector and screen, a PA system, flip-charts and pens and display boards. In winter, it may be possible for the log fires to be lit in the entrance hall and blue room. If you have other requirements, please ask and we will do our best to provide them. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the house and was previously upgraded with the installation of access points throughout the main house. Please be aware that mobile phone coverage is patchy in this area.

Entrance Hall

The striking entrance hall provides a good reception area.​

There is a tea/coffee station which is available all day.

Blue Room

The larger of our two ground floor lounges, accessed directly from the entrance hall, the Blue Room overlooks the Cedar Tree and grounds to the side house.

The layout of this room has been changed in recent months and is now a comfortable communal lounge – which can be hired for sole use.

There are 2 large sofas, 4 arm chairs and bench seating in the bay window. In normal circumstances this room can accommodate 18 people comfortably ‘in the round’.

Green Room

The smaller of our two ground floor lounges, accessed directly from the entrance hall, the Green Room opens onto the grounds to the side of the house.

There are 2 comfortable sofas, arm chairs and space for several more chairs if required. In total, the room can seat up to 10 people.

Prayer Room

The Prayer Room, which leads off the Library, is an intimate space for quiet prayer.

The picture shows when we had the Retreat Association Icon for a few weeks.

Dining Room

The Oak-panelled dining room seats up to 36 guest. It can sometimes be hired out for small or medium sized functions, such as an afternoon tea.

The picture shows the current set-up allowing for social distancing.

Chapel (Main Hall)

The Chapel (main hall) is a consecrated Anglican chapel. It can seat up to 60 in formal rows or at circular tables of 8 or 10 people. There is a dedicated prayer space at the far end of the chapel, leaving a space of approximately 12.0m x 6.5m available to use for other events.

The Library

The Library contains theology and devotional books which may be used by guests during their stay. There is currently no set charge for this room for individuals wanting a non-residential day retreat, but a donation of £20 per person is appreciated.

Main Staircase

The grand main staircase leads out of the entrance hall and divides in front of the stunning stained glass window.

First Floor Landing

The main staircase leads to a large open area. There is comfortable seating where guest can relax together. A large table and chairs provides a place to work, write or craft. Rooms 1 to 8 leads directly off this space.

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