Through these last months, have you had the opportunity to consider re-focusing your path forward? If you have, or are, we offer an opportunity to do just that. If the following attracts or gives you reason to think further, please get in touch.

We are looking for a suitably qualified or experienced person to fill the position of Assistant Cook within a wonderful, hard-working and dedicated team here at St Katharine’s Parmoor.

  • Assistant Cook – up to 35hrs per week

Fewer hours / job-sharing / living in – are all options

Some of the responsibilities are to…

  • Assist with meal preparation according to procedures.
  • Provide assistance and cover for cook as required
  • Kitchen hygiene and cleaning based on HACCP procedures
  • Assist with weekly deep cleaning of food preparation areas
  • Maintain familiarity with menu items, ingredients, and allergens
  • Efficient and friendly service of all meals.
  • Assisting in other areas of the House as required.

 St Katharine’s Parmoor is a Christian House of Retreat and Prayer situated just outside the village of Frieth. It is a haven for quiet reflection for people of all faiths and none providing a venue for retreats, quiet days and other gatherings. As a legacy of Sue Ryder and the Sisters of St Katharine’s we are guardians of the ambitions they held.

Being a Christian is not an occupational requirement for this role but we would expect the successful applicant to be sympathetic and supportive to the Christian ethos of the house.

For further details please contact Stewart McCredie (Director) 01494 881037 or email  


It is possible to come to St Katharine’s as a residential volunteer, working with the housekeeping team or in the kitchen. Board and lodging are provided in return. Please contact the Director, Stewart McCredie, if you are interested, by telephone on 01494 881037 or email

The walled garden is maintained by local volunteers who welcome new recruits. The fruit and vegetable grown are used in St Katharine’s kitchen as well as being sold locally. For more information contact us using the detail above.

Thank you for a wonderful afternoon tea.

Oasis, Christ Church - Jul 2018

Thank you for having us! Great stay, lovely garden and helpful staff. See you again next year.

Vacation Project, Lincoln College Oxford - Aug 2018

The success of the weekend was helped ... by the quality of the accommodation ... the generous provision of our food but perhaps most of all the staff

Bereaved dads' weekend Nov 2018

This has been a wonderful caring time. Thank you St Katharine's staff team.

NW & JT, Marlow - Oct 2018

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.