Parish Retreat

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Friday 13  – Sunday 15 September

This year’s annual retreat will be held at Wychcroft, the Southwark Diocesan Training Centre.


If you would like to participate, please complete the online registration form.

The form invites suggestions for themes and topics to provide as much spiritual enrichment as possible for participants over two days.

The retreat will begin on the afternoon of Friday 13 September (check-in at 3.00pm), and end after lunch on Sunday 15th (room check-out 11.00am).

The maximum number for the retreat will be 40, so we recommend early registration if you would like to come for all or part of the event.

The Wychcroft costs are £188 for an all-inclusive 2-night stay; £103 for a 24-hour stay (including accommodation, breakfast, lunch, evening meal, refreshments); £39 for a 9am-5pm daily rate (including lunch and refreshments); and £54 daily rate (including lunch, refreshments and evening meal).

We would like to ensure that financing is not a barrier to participation.  Please get in touch with Ayla if this might be the case.

If anyone would like to donate towards ensuring that the Parish retreat is accessible to all in our community, please also contact Ayla.  The generosity of the congregation is a pillar of our church, and is always appreciated.

St James’s will have access to all Wychcroft’s public premises (including the chapel) and residential accommodation.  There are 23 bedrooms, including a wheelchair-accessible one.  There is a stairlift.

Redhill is the nearest railway station to Wychcroft, with regular services from London Bridge and Victoria.  RoadRunners provide bookable taxis from Redhill station.

Places will be allocated in order of registration form receipts, so the first received will be the first to be confirmed.  If, as has happened previously, the retreat is oversubscribed we will run a waiting list.

Please contact with any questions.