Rudford Retreats

Rudford Retreats

‘Allowing ourselves space for God’


Please note the monthly programme of retreats is on hold during the coronavirus pandemic.

Unable currently to hold our usual monthly retreat on the third Thursday of each month, the Rudford Retreat team is continuing to encourage people to come apart, to spend time meeting with God. Each month we are emailing a ‘Retreat at Home’ : a reflection, shaped around a passage of scripture, with prompts for further thought and prayer, to all who have expressed interest. Please contact the team by emailing if you would like to receive this monthly email.
We look forward to restarting our retreats at Rudford when the time is right, but to ensure safety for everyone we will not be rushing into this until we are sure we can do so comfortably.


On the 3rd Thursday of each month.
10am – 3pm.
A rhythm of scripture, prayer and quietness in fellowship with others.

Rudford Retreats provide an opportunity to give space for God in our lives; to still ourselves, listen for God, and share in quiet fellowship with others.

Each day will be shaped around a passage of scripture appropriate to the season which is offered as our starting point for reflection and prayer.

Rudford Retreats are run by a small team:
Rev Helen Sammon
Rev Liz Palin
Rev Catherine Williams
Mrs Rosie Clifford

Drinks are served on arrival and later in the morning; and a simple lunch provided. You may wish to share in conversation with others during these times or continue in quiet.

The days are suitable for all: for those familiar with retreats, as well as those exploring such days for the first time.

Each retreat stands alone. Some people may wish to come occasionally and others more regularly. The programme of each day follows the same pattern, allowing us to be refreshed by the rhythm of prayer, fellowship and quietness.

“Thankful for the warmth of the welcome, the space and the hospitality. Thank you for also sharing of yourselves. Precious time.”

“A period of rest and peace and to be alone with God. I feel very blessed to have been here.”

“Hospitality 5 star on Retreat Advisor!”

“So lovely to come “away” and be ministered to both spiritually and physically. Excellent talks – give us things to start us thinking. Lovely food too – thanks for accommodating those of us with dietary needs! This is my third time and I come with such a sense of expectation, both of meeting with God and others.”

Booking : please complete and return the booking form. If you have any questions please contact the team on


or Phone 01452 306433.

Cost : the cost of each day is £12-00, payable in cash, or cheque to ‘Tibberton with Rudford PCC’, to be brought on the day. The full fee may be payable if cancellation occurs within 24 hours of the retreat.

How to get there : GL2 8DT. (less than 10 minutes from Gloucester and approx. 20 mins from Cheltenham)
From the A40 west of Gloucester, take the B4215 to Newent soon after Over farm shop. 2 miles along the road take a small turning signed to Rudford Church at the brow of a hill. The church and school room are ½ mile on at the end of the lane.

Retreat dates for 2020.