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Residential Retreats

Our residential retreats provide the opportunity for retreatants to dedicate a significant time to pray, reflect and recharge.

We offer either self-guided or individually guided retreats (IGRs).  Our programme also occasionally includes themed retreats.  Retreatants have exclusive use of much of the house, as well as the chapel and garden.

At the heart of the Poiema Community is a daily rhythm of shared prayer and shared meals, giving us each the opportunity to hear how God is working in our lives, and to hear Him speaking to us.

Residential stays with the Community also present the option of exploring the lakes and fells (mountains) that are walking distance from the Retreat House.

Day Retreats

A day retreat offers an opportunity to take some time by yourself to reflect and pray, away from the distractions and demands of daily life. 

We offer space for day retreats one week every month, from Monday to Friday.

Day retreats start in the morning and finish early evening.  Retreatants have exclusive use of much of the house, as well as the chapel and garden.  

Quiet Days

As well as the many types of retreat offered by Poiema, we run group quiet days.

Reflections are given by the Poiema team for the group to discuss, think and pray about, and each member of the group also has time to spend in individual prayer.