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Welcome to Whalley Abbey


Whalley Abbey will fully re-open in 2021 as a retreat centre,  the Centre for Christian Discipleship and Prayer. You can hear Archdeacon Mark Ireland make the announcement here: https://youtu.be/qowg_8cN3aA

We are taking some bookings from Easter 2021 as we move towards a full programme by September 2021.  We are welcoming enquiries for retreats, quiet days, meetings or conferences by emailing office@whalleyabbey.org. Our plans for the future can be found on our vision page and we are welcoming comments, suggestions and enquiries as we develop the retreat centre and our praying community. The grounds and café are still open from 9am - 5pm each day, and you are welcome to come and enjoy them. You are also welcome to join in morning prayer 8:30am, midday prayer at 12.00, Mondays in the chapel, midday prayer 12.00 Tuesdays in the grounds (streamed live on our Facebook page) and for Eucharist 09:30 am Fridays in the chapel, all from the 3rd of December. There will be more information in the coming months. We would welcome your prayers and continued support. God bless you and thank you.

The Retreat House is set in the stunning grounds and ruins of a 14th Century Cistercian Abbey. On the banks of the River Calder in the beautiful countryside of the Ribble Valley, but with easy access to motorway and rail networks

Belonging to the Church of England Diocese of Blackburn the Retreat and Conference Centre located in the grounds continues to provide high-quality, welcoming hospitality



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