DeMazenod House, Oblate Retreat Centre, London
DeMazenod House, Oblate Retreat Centre, London
DeMazenod House,Oblate Retreat Centre, London
DeMazenod House,Oblate Retreat Centre, London

Welcome to the Oblate Retreat Centre, Tower Hill, London

November 2020



We are pleased to be a part of The Rosary Project in conjunction with the Centre for Theology and Community in London. Listen to Fr. Ray and to others speak about the rosary, what it means, how it can help and why so many have turned to it in our current climate.



You may wish to participate in our Advent Retreat Evenings which are offered to accompany each of us on our pilgrim way. Advent is a beautiful season that begins firstly by calling us gently to an awareness that God is with us and then gradually increases it's intensity as we meet significant biblical characters that lead us to the Prince of Peace. 

The retreat evenings will take place on Thursday and Friday evenings from 7-8pm throughout Advent on Zoom. We ask that you register in adcance by emailing or by visiting our website:






Reading St Mark’s Gospel

Beginning on 14thNovember 2020 


Welcome to this reading course designed to reach out to everyone no matter who you are or what you know.


The course is designed and presented by Fr Brian de Burca, omi and begins on 14thNovember. The introduction papers will be sent out in advance


There are no essays required from you, all you are asked to do is read the notes, at your own pace, ask questions if you want and give an evaluation on what you find helpful, meaningful and what could be improved.


The course will begin on 14thNovember, with a general introduction to the Gospels, and then work through St Mark’s Gospel, which will be read during the coming liturgical year.


You will receive a digital copy of the New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition Bible (NRSVCE)


If you would like to register for this reading course please contact:


Fr Ray Warren, omi

Director, De Mazenod House Retreat & Spirituality Centre



Registration Form - St Mark’s Gospel Reading Course






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Temporary closure of residential retreats


We regret that in the light of the Covid-19 virus pandemic as well as delayed and suspended work on our property, the centre will remain temporarily closed for individual residential retreats until January 2021 and depending on government regulation. 



The Covid-19 virus brings an unprecedented challenge and given the rapidly changing public health situation, this is the only course open to us. 

Life has radically changed for many of us over the past few months. We are going through an experience unprecedented in our lifetime. We share this experience with every person around the globe. Yet whether we are living with others or living alone we go through this time together. As Pope Francis’ said  “united to Christ, we are never alone.”  



We pray that you all stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Centre in the near future.




Ray Warren, OMI

Fr. Ray Warren is a Catholic priest and Missionary Oblate of Mary Immaculate with many years of pastoral ministry experience. He has served in leadership and administration for the past 12 years.

Located on the fringe of the City of London we are within walking distance from Tower Hill, Aldgate and Aldgate East tube stations as well as Tower Gateway Docklands Light Railway.  Aldgate bus depot is also within walking distance.

The aim of the centre is to be a focal point of Spirituality and Mission for those who live and work in the City and surrounding area.   

In the heart of the hustle and bustle of everyday life we welcome those who seek time for reflection and prayer or just to be quiet. 

At DeMazenod House we run different types of events and retreats.  Some are for those with a faith backgroud.  Other events are suitable for those who are searching or living a Spiritual life without religious committment. 

As well as running our own programme of events we welcome those who provide resources and programmes for other faith traditions and backgrounds. 

The centre is run by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate.  We are a worlwide Missionary congregation.  We have served the community in the Tower Hill area since 1864.

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