St Oswald's Pastoral Retreat Centre

Sneaton Castle Sneaton Castle Sneaton Castle

Calendar of Events



"Be Inspired" creative writing and craft week - Mon 25th Jun 2018

Come and join us on our "Be Inspired" craft and creative writing week.  Steph Bradley is coming as art/craft tutor working with us on making decorative bottles and giving plates.  Sue Thomason is creative writing tutor.  Sue is an experienced author, chiefly of fiction and is looking forward to working with us as we explore creativity through writing.

The emphasis of the week is about having fun and exploring our innate creativity.  It's not about being good at anything, but rather exploring together and seeing what emerges by the end of the week.

As with all our retreats, there are times when we will be working and talking together, and quiet times for prayer and reflection.

Individually Guided Retreat - Sat 7th Jul 2018

Our Individually Guided Retreat is always popular.  The guides for the July IGR are Revd John Hall Matthews, Mrs Coral Spencer T.OHP, Sr Janet Elizabeth OHP and Revd Glenda Webb.

The IGR runs from Saturday to Saturday and is a completely silent retreat.  Each retreatant meets with their guide daily, and there is a time of shared, silent prayer in chapel each evening before Compline.


It's not a retreat for beginners, but can be invaluable in times when life is changing direction, or in the discernment of vocation.

Holiday week - Mon 13th Aug 2018

On the Way 2 - Mon 3rd Sep 2018

Knitn'natter - Fri 26th Oct 2018

Advent retreat - Fri 30th Nov 2018