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Day retreats are now available - please contact us on 01566 784990 or email tinhayretreats@gmail.com if you’d like to discuss a booking. The retreat programme is below, please note that most retreats can be run at any time of the year, so if the date is not suitable just let us know and we'll find a date that suits you. If you have any suggestions for a theme or a guest leader for a retreat day, just let us know.

A day retreat at Tinhay Retreats includes use of the ground floor of our house, the garden and all eight acres of the grounds. We can also suggest local walks. Lunch can be included for an additional charge. The maximum group size that we can accommodate comfortably in the house is twelve. Everyone is invited to join us for prayer times, but these are always optional.

Costs for 2019:

a) day retreat £15 (hot and cold drinks throughout the day and afternoon tea of homemade cake)

b) add lunch for £5 (homemade soup and rolls plus fruit)

c) add one-to-one spiritual direction for £22

2019 Programme

8 January 2019 - Changes and Choices - A day retreat from 10am until 3pm for anyone facing a time of change or transition. Time of reflection on the theme plus opportunity to wander round eight acres of grounds, sit inside or outside and read or relax in quiet.

14 February 2019 - Bread of Life - A day retreat from 10am until 3pm begins with a short time of worship on the theme and the opportunity to make and bake your own bread. Also time to wander round eight acres of grounds, sit inside or outside and pray, read or relax in quiet. 

12 March 2019 - Drawing Deeply - A day retreat from 10am until 3pm on the theme of sustaining faith in the difficult times. Time of reflection on the theme which includes the story of a woman at a well, plus opportunity to wander round eight acres of grounds, sit inside or outside and pray, read or relax in quiet. 

11 April 2019 - Hope of Easter - A day retreat from 10am until 3pm on the theme of the hope found in Christ. Time of reflection on the theme, plus opportunity to wander round eight acres of grounds, sit inside or outside and pray, read or relax in quiet. 

14 May 2019 - Walk and Talk Retreat - A day retreat from 10am until 3pm begins with a short time of worship on the theme of journeys. Walk in the morning followed by lunch and then opportunity for a second walk or remain at the retreat centre to relax. 

16 July 2019 - Ignatian Retreat - A day retreat from 10am until 3pm exploring Ignatian spirituality . Time of reflection on the theme plus opportunity to use the eight acres of grounds or sit inside and paint or write or relax in quiet. This retreat was led in 2018 by Hazel Butland, who shares in the leadership of a regular Ignatian Prayer group which meets in Tavistock.

16 August 2019 - Make and Create Retreat - A day retreat from 10am until 3pm for any budding artists or writers. Time of reflection on the theme of creativity plus opportunity to use the eight acres of grounds or sit inside and paint or write or read or pray or relax in quiet. Please note that participants need to bring their own art/writing materials.

10 September 2019 - Renew, Refresh, Relax - A day retreat from 10am until 3pm begins with a short time of worship on the theme of 'taking time out' and then opportunity to wander round eight acres of grounds, sit inside or outside and read or relax in quiet.

10 October 2019 - Bread of Life - A day retreat from 10am until 3pm begins with a short time of worship on the theme and the opportunity to make and bake your own bread. Also time to wander round eight acres of grounds, sit inside or outside and pray, read or relax in quiet. 

12 November 2019 - Advent Craft - A day retreat from 10am until 3pm for anyone who would like to have a go at some craft activity (such as an Advent wreath). Time of reflection on the advent theme, optional craft activities, plus the usual opportunity to enjoy the quiet.

5 December 2019 - An Advent Adventure - A day retreat from 10am until 3pm exploring Advent, the time of preparation for Christmas. Prayers and meditations on the theme, plus the usual opportunity to enjoy the quiet, inside or outside.