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

17th June 2020



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 December  2020. This date will be subject to ongoing review. 


We are available to accommodate non-residential Day retreats and conferences in line with the requirements of social distancing.


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 weeks. 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.”  


Each day the Oblates are offering a daily reflection and the celebration of Mass through our website and also through our Facebook page. Please join us there. 


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




Single Rooms are now available here at the centre for those who want to have time for personal reflection and spiritual accompaniment. 

The centre also provides a conference room that can accommodate up to 50 people and and a smaller meeting room for 30 people.


 Happy to offer:

          Spiritual Accompaniment

          A Reflective Day planned around your  


          One day Retreats

          Themed Retreats


You might be thinking of a Workshop for your group or team on Justice, Peace and integrity of Creation, Enculturation, experiencing a prayerful attitude in your busy world etc. or you just want to find a quiet time in the city.





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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