Retreat Days at Otley Hall


Otley Hall Retreat Days are a wonderful chance to enjoy Otley Hall’s beautiful grounds whilst having an opportunity to reflect and grow spiritually.

The Retreat Days are led by many different leaders, both lay and ordained. Each Retreat Day has a different theme and is led by a different speaker who guides you through the day. There will usually be three talks and some discussion, occasionally individual exercises to work on and time for silence. You do not have to join in the structured parts of the day and can simply enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the gardens. Throughout the day you are free to enjoy the award winning gardens which are a lovely environment in which to spend a day of reflection. There are areas of water and plenty of wildlife including ducks and peacocks.

On Retreat Days the Great Hall is opened and this area is kept for those wishing to be completely silent.

Otley Hall Retreat Days are for anyone who needs space, time and peace to relax and reflect. You do not need to be a Christian, or of any faith; simply someone who would benefit from taking some time for yourself away from normal daily life.

Otley Hall welcomes individuals and groups and hopes that the 2019 programme has something for everyone. Choose from a Contemplative Day for Creativity, with Revd Wendy Gourlay or a day looking at Celtic Christianity with Revd Jenny Haggar. All of the Retreat Days are as unique as the leaders themselves!

The cost to attend an Otley Hall Retreat Day is £25. This includes refreshments throughout the day and a two course ploughman’s lunch. And, of course, Otley Hall is happy to cater for any specific dietary requirements.

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