We continue to be incredibly encouraged by the number of enquiries and bookings we are receiving. This means that we are looking to grow our small team to help look after our increasing number of guests.

If through these last months, you have, or know of someone who has been reconsidering the journey going forward, we are able to offer opportunities for a change of direction. If this attracts or gives reason to think further, please get in touch. We are open to part-time, live-in, short or longer term opportunities.

We are a small, hard-working and dedicated team and have  positions available for suitably qualified or experienced people:

  • Assistant Cook

Some of the responsibilities are to…

  • Assist with meal preparation according to procedures.
  • Provide assistance and cover for Catering Manager 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.


  • Housekeeper and General Assistant

Some of the responsibilities are to…

  • Service bedrooms and all public areas.
  • Assist in the kitchen and serving meals in the dining room
  • Maintain the house and gardens.

We are open to part-time, full-time (based on a 35-hour week – including weekend working) opportunities. Onsite accommodation is also available.

Experience and skills:

  • Customer Focus
  • Teamworking
  • Flexibility
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Safety Awareness

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.

The house was originally the home of the Sisters of St Katharine and later given to Sue Ryder to be used for it’s current role.

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 office@srpf.org.uk



It is possible to come to St Katharine’s as a residential volunteer (short term or longer), 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 office@srpf.org.uk.

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.


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