Events Calendar

On this page you will find the various events offered at Dowry House. Retreats marked with * are retreats on which there will be talks. For some retreats, we invite an additional donation for talks and resources that are given. Do get in touch with us if you would like to use Dowry House for your own weekend or weekday retreat. As well as retreats, individuals and groups can also come for personal quiet stay. For further information or to book a place on these events, please call 01328 801 018 or email

August 2022

Starts: Friday 12 August 2022 @ 4.30pm
Ends: Wednesday 17 August 2022 @ 11.00 am

Arrive in the afternoon of the Friday, Saturday or Monday to enjoy a break of 2 to 5 nights. On Saturday evening there will be a beautiful torchlight procession to celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of Our Lady!

Full board for the weekend. Option of full board, half board or B&B on the weekdays.

Starts: Friday 19 August 2022 @ 3pm
Ends: Tuesday 23 August 2022 @ 11am

A peaceful summer break at the shrine’s retreat house and the opportunity to combine aspects of pilgrimage, retreat and holiday!

Monday 22nd is the feast day of The Queenship of Mary – a special day to visit the Basilica of Our Lady.

September 2022

Starts: Friday 16 September 2022 @ 5pm
Ends: Sunday 18 September 2022 @ 2pm

The fourth of a series of weekends to enable people to enter more deeply into the spirituality of Walsingham, learning in particular what it means to experience the joy of the Annunciation and to live a spirituality of thanksgiving for all that God does for us.

Full board for the weekend. Option to add additional nights to your stay on a full board, half board or B&B basis.


Starts: Friday 23 September 2022 @ 5.00pm
Ends: Sunday 25 September 2022 @ 2.30pm


AGES 18 – 35

During this residential weekend retreat, we will learn how to use our feelings, emotions, thoughts and imagination in the service of an authentic journey of discernment, thus enabling us to make good decisions in life.

In addition, celebrate with us the Feast of Our Lady of Walsingham on the Saturday!

October 2022

Starts: Friday 14 October 2022 @ 3.30pm
Ends: Sunday 16 October 2022 @ 2pm

Enter into the beauty of Carmelite Spirituality with Fr Matt Blake OCD, an experienced retreat giver and Carmelite friar. Carmelite spirituality is Christian spirituality – not an idiosyncratic or esoteric spirituality. As such, contrary to some popular misconceptions, it is not reserved to a select group within the Church or to a spiritually elite, but is accessible to all whom the Spirit calls to follow this way. As a Christian spirituality, Carmelite spirituality is a way of following Jesus Christ and walking the path of the gospel.

November 2022

Starts: Friday 18 November 2022 @ 5pm
Ends: Sunday 20 November 2022 @ 2pm


AGES 18 – 35

A residential weekend retreat for young adults aged 18-35 who wish to grow in self-knowledge before God the Father.

Experiencing his love in the reality of our being, we open ourselves to developing healthy psycho-sexual relationships, learning to receive and give love in a chaste manner and according to our particular state in life.

December 2022

Starts: Sunday 4 December 2022 @ 3pm
Ends: Wednesday 7 December 2022 @ 10.30am

These days are open to anyone who wishes to experience a few days of prayer and silence as part of their Advent journey towards Christmas. “Therefore I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the wilderness and speak tenderly to her.’ Hosea 2:14

Starts: Friday 9 December 2022 @ 5pm
Ends: Sunday 11 December 2022 @ 5pm

The joy of Christmas is preceded by the joyful awaiting of the Lord during the season of Advent. How do you want to spend your time in preparation for Christmas? We are glad to offer you a special Advent retreat at Dowry House. There will be an opportunity for guided reflection, prayer, fellowship, and talks and walks in England’s Nazareth, as well as the Advent Carol service on Sunday.