Retreat Accommodation on Caldey

St Philomena's

St Philomena's is a retreat house for organised groups and individuals (children must always be accompanied and supervised by an adult) wishing to spend a few days of quiet and reflection, particularly those who would like to attend some of the monastic services and experience more fully the spiritual life of the island.

The accommodation is full board, simple but adequate, and guests are expected to help with washing-up after meals. The house is usually open from Easter to October. Payment for the accommodation is by donation. When seeking to make a booking, especially for groups, please suggest dates but be aware that, due to availability, alternatives may likely be offered. The booking process opens up in January each year and vacancies are usually filled rapidly.

Monastic Guesthouse

There are a small number of rooms available in the Monastic Guesthouse for men interested in making a retreat for a few days up to one week, worshipping with the monks, eating with them in their Refectory and assisting with various daily tasks, such as cleaning and gardening.

For further information on either of the above venues, please write, enclosing a stamped addressed envelope, to: The Guestmaster, Caldey Abbey, Caldey Island, Pembrokeshire SA70 7UJ.