Holy Rood House

Retreat centre in North Yorkshire - England

Holy Rood House is a therapeutic retreat centre in Thirsk

Contact details

Name: Helen Warwick

Email: enquiries@holyroodhouse.org.uk

Telephone: 01845 522580

Holy Rood

Our large garden offers a quiet, gentle healing space which includes a labyrinth, orchard, goats and a walled garden with a pond. A chapel within a smaller garden – the Chapel of Sophia – is a quiet space for prayer. The community connects this important ecological space to our theology, liturgy and prayer life. The plants, trees and seasons are used creatively for the workshops, retreats and healing for the guests. The fruit, vegetables and herbs grown are used in the kitchen for guest meals.
Many guests find this space helpful in their ongoing healing process: ‘I came to Holy Rood House uncertain of what I would find, I found beautiful gardens of herbs and flowers, with gorgeous scents when touched, a quiet peaceful atmosphere.’

Visitor information

Opening times

Accommodation is available.
The garden is open all year and there will be specific seasonal days of opening for the Quiet Garden Movement.


Thirsk, North Yorkshire

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