White Gables

Garden Type: Private Home

Opening: Appointment only

Description: Medium sized garden with wonderful views. Led Quite Days offered - and personal retreats and small groups (4- 5) by prior arrangement.

The Sanctuary White Gables 2016 
Days of contemplative prayer and intercession

We believe God is leading us to change the shape of what we offer in 2016. 

Linked with ’The Quiet Garden Movement’ is another initiative called ‘The Hidden Houses of Prayer’. The idea focuses on a call and commitment to spend time in contemplative prayer and intercession.
We believe God is calling us to change the shape of the Quiet Days at White Gables to provide a way for us continue to pray together but without  the regular monthly program of speakers and so reduce the workload. 

In this way we hope to be able to continue to offer the space at White Gables for some time to come.

Retreats and Quiet Days for Contemplative Prayer 2016

There will be:-

  •  4 themed retreats in March, May, September and November and 
  • 3 quiet days in April, July and October which will focus on contemplative prayer. 
There will be no retreats in January, February, June or August

Both will aim to provide a safe space for contemplative prayer and reflection; the quiet days will have more flexibility and no formal program.  

The quiet days will be divided into three sessions, with morning office, mid-day office and an evening office to round off the day. 

There will be a thought for the day and music to guide us into believing prayer. We shall then spend time in both corporate and silent prayer as we listen to God both together and on our own. 

This will then become more in the nature of a personal retreat where we may spend time to seek God’s will and purposes for our lives and pray for others.

There will be coffee and tea available at 10.15 am and at lunch at 12.45pm. At these times we shall join together for fellowship and to be encouraged by one another’s love and friendship. Please bring your own pack lunch with you. 

White Gables will still be available by arrangement for personal retreats or small groups to spend time together on Tuesday –Thursday or Saturday

Please see the program below 2016 dates and further details.

Days of Retreat and Contemplative prayer

Saturdays 10.30 am- 3.00 pm

‘Silence speaks to silence’
  • March 19th    Turning Aside to God - Barbara and Ian Geldard
  • April 23d       Quiet Day of Prayer                                                                              
  • May 21st      Ways into Silence - Pam Lindsay & Pauline Taylor
  • July 23rd     Quiet Day of Prayer                                                              
  • Sept 24th   The Three Silences - Rev Lesley Ashton
  • Oct 22nd    Quiet Day of Prayer                                                         
  • Nov 26th   When God is silent - Jane Hinton & Maureen Storm
NB there are no retreats in January, February, June or August.
To book or for more details ring or email

Bring packed lunch, drinks provided. No charge, freewill offering. Leaflets on request

Capacity: 24

Offers accommodation: NO

Contact details

Host Name: Jane Hinton

Location: Swainby, North Yorkshire, DL6, England


Phone: 01642 700782