Visit a Community

Hospitality and welcoming guests is a key part of the lives of many communities. There are lots of different ways to share in the life of a community – you might choose to visit for the day, (often called ‘quiet days’), spend a week or so on retreat with a community, or spend a longer period of a couple of weeks or months as an alongsider. All communities offer different forms of hospitality and you find details in their websites. 

Northern England

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Community of the Holy Name

Hessle, Yorkshire
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Community of the Resurrection

Mirfield, Yorkshire
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Order of the Holy Paraclete

Whitby
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Sisters of Jesus' Way

West Kirby, Wirral
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Society of the Sacred Mission, St Antony's Priory

Durham
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Society of
St Francis

Alnmouth, Northumberland

Eastern England

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Society of St Margaret

Walsingham, Norfolk

The Midlands

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Community of St Francis

Leicester
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Community of the Holy Cross

Costock, Nottinghamshire
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Mucknell Abbey

Stoulton, Worcestershire
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Society of St Francis

Glasshampton, Worcestershire

London

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Community of St Francis

Southwark
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Society of St Margaret

Haggerston
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Society of St Francis

Plaistow

Southern England

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Community of the Sisters of the Church

Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire
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Society of the Precious Blood, Burnham Abbey

Maidenhead, Berkshire
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Society of St Francis

Hilfield, Dorset
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Malling Abbey

West Malling, Kent
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Community of St Mary at the Cross, Edgware Abbey

Edgware, Middlesex
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Community of St Clare

Witney, Oxfordshire
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Community of St Mary the Virgin

Wantage, Oxfordshire

Sisters of the Love of God

Oxford
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Community of All Saints, Sisters of the Poor

Oxford
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Society of the Sisters of Bethany

Portsmouth

Wales

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Society of the Holy Cross

Tymawr, Monmouthshire

A Comprehensive List of Anglican Religious Communities

The list above only focusses on Anglican communities who welcome guests and have a hospitality ministry. You can find a comprehensive list of communities on the Directory Page of the Anglican Religious Life Yearbook website. The directory has all the communities in the UK and across the Anglican Communion.

Other Retreat Centres

There are also retreat centres across the UK that aren’t associated with a residential, traditional religious community. You can find a full list of places from many Christian denominations on The Retreat Association’s website.