The Retreat Centre

Tempoary Closure of Residential Retreats


We regret that in light of the ongoing COVID-19 virus pandemic, as well as delayed and suspended works on our property, the Centre will remain closed for all residential retreats until such time that is is safe and permissible to re-open in line with government regulations.

Programmes at DeMazenod House


Individually guided retreat: a silent, scripture-based retreat.


Reflective days: a day planned around your needs with the opportunity for a one-to-one conversation with an Oblate priest or brother.


Spiritual accompaniment: a one-to-one conversation about life and faith with an Oblate priest or brother.


City retreat: a retreat for individuals or groups of up to six. This involves experiencing the city, its story and its people and reflecting on that experience. The retreat can be for bewteen one and six days duration.


One-day retreats in Advent or Lent: These retreats are open to individuals or small groups. Parishes and faith groups may wish to book.


Themed retreats: Retreats following particular themes will be organised on a regular basis or by request from small groups. 


Workshop days: Workshops on topics such as Justice and Peace, Integrity of Creation, Local Faith History and Adult Faith Formation.


Leadership training: Organised to suit the needs of parish teams and other small groups. 


Quiet time in the city: Individuals are welcome to come and stay at the Centre for a time or prayer or reflection. Guests are welcome on a daily basis or as residential.



Please feel free to contact the Centre to discuss your needs or the needs of your group in more detail.

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