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Anew Christian Retreats

Welcome to our Anew Christian Retreats, a haven created with care for those seeking rest and a deeper connection with God in a serene and picturesque setting.

Our mission is simple yet profound: to create the ideal space for the Holy Spirit to minister to you, bringing restoration and rejuvenation to your body soul and spirit.

Held within the charming Harmony House in Stillingfleet, York, Anew Retreats offer an unparalleled escape. Harmony House, with its rustic red brick, holds a rich history dating back to the 17th Century. This house is a unique blend of old-world charm and modern facilities, once serving as a coaching house and even housing the local post office. Its historical ties to St. Helen’s church in Stillingfleet are woven into its very walls, with the guest lounge having been used as the church’s reading room. In the 18th Century, the top layer and front turret were added by local landowers, the Prestons of Moreby Hall, who also contributed Moreby Chapel to our village church.

You’ll be surrounded by miles of tranquil countryside in a peaceful oasis, yet just a short drive from the vibrant and historic city of York.

Harmony House has undergone meticulous renovation to cater to modern-day comforts, creating a welcoming and comfortable environment where you can truly unwind and, most importantly, reconnect with God.

Our intimate venue ensures a personal experience, with a maximum retreat guest occupancy of 8. This design ensures you have ample personal space to foster a meaningful spiritual journey with the Lord during your stay, whilst also facilitating connection with others during your stay.

We invite you to discover, rediscover and deepen your relationship with Jesus amidst the beauty and tranquility of Harmony House. Come and experience a unique retreat like no other.

 

Our next seasonal residential Summer-themed retreat:

23 – 27 July 

Our next Discovery retreat:

 

17 – 19 June

 Women in Chains retreat:

30 August – 1 September

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Seasonal Themed Retreats in 2024

Winter theme: 23 to 26 January

Spring theme: 16 to 19 April

Summer theme: 23 to 27 July

Autumn theme: 18 to 21 October

 

Discovery Retreats 2024

Discovery Retreat 11 to 13 March

Discovery Retreat 17 to 19 June

Discovery Retreat 12 to 14 November

New Themed Retreats 2024/25

Women in Chains 30 August to 1 September

Our Kinsman Redeemer 10 to 13 September

Amazed by Jesus 29 October to 1 November

A Journey to Freedom 26 to 29 November

Living a Life of True Worship 21 to 24 Jan 2025

You are not defined by your past 12 to 15 February 2025

New for 2024/25

Women in Chains – breaking free from that which binds you. This retreat is designed especially by women for women.

Our Kinsman Redeemer – discover beautiful treasures and truths, which are woven throughout the entire bible in this story of Ruth and Boaz.

Amazed by Jesus – fall in love with Jesus all over again, as we take a deep dive into the love, character and works of our wonderful Saviour!

A journey to freedom – receive inner healing as we look at our identity, worth and forgiveness. 

Living a life of true worship – an enlightening walk through Moses’ tabernacle. Uncover how Jesus fulfilled all for us, in order that we might have direct access to the throne room of our Father!

You are not defined by your past – how might you break free from the hold of your past and move into a hopeful future? Based upon the story of Tamar and Judah.

Our current Anew Retreats packages include:

Our themed retreats are for people who prefer to retreat with other Christians. They are themed around the four ‘seasons’. The four seasons in nature, seasons with God and the seasons in life.  

Seasons can all vary dramatically in nature, with God and in general life, but the Lord is in them all. Seasons in life can be times of abundant blessings and provision, great trials and loss, restoration and recuperation or change and growth.

What might the Lord be saying to you or showing you in each season? How might He want to lead you through each one? What are the lessons we can learn here? Come along and spend time with Him, reflecting on each one.

Our seasonally themed residential retreats include:

Three night’s stay in one of our gorgeous ensuite boutique rooms or one-bedroomed cottage.

Full board; a freshly prepared delicious a-la-carte breakfast each morning, lunch and tasty home-cooked evening meals

Privileged access to the worlds largest Christian media materials for your devotionals, courses, discipleship and bible study.

Creative space and materials

Use of private guest lounge and reading nook

Optional personal prayer session

A themed devotional time each morning

Refreshments on arrival and throughout your stay

A devotional gift to take home with you.

Optional Activities:

Art Sozo session

Choice of:

Wild (open water) Swimming – weather permitting;

Botanical Gardens – Spring and Summer retreats only;

Contemplative Walk in the countryside

These retreats are self-led and are most ideal for those who require flexibility on their retreat dates and activities. Suitable for solo guests, couples and small church groups.

Our self-led residential retreats include:

Choice of dates for 2 or more night’s stay in one of our boutique rooms, or self-catered cottage. Available for arrival on Wednesdays to Saturdays.

A freshly prepared delicious a-la-carte breakfast each morning (for rooms in the main house – Gt Burnet, Poppy and Cornflower).

Privileged access to the worlds largest Christian media materials for your devotionals, courses, discipleship and bible study.

Use of private guest lounge and reading nook (for guest rooms in the main house).*

Optional personal prayer session for solo guests and couples

Refreshments on arrival 

Early check in from 2pm and late check out from 11am.

Cost? All the above at the same price as our regular B&B bookings!

*Please note that on a Personal Self-led Retreat, there will likely be other guests staying who are not on a retreat, though they are usually out during the day.

Our day retreats are self-led and perfect for those who just need to get away for a quiet day of reflection with the Lord. Suitable for solo guests, couples and small church groups.

Our self-led quiet day retreats include:

10am to 4pm Wednesdays through to Saturdays. Subject to availability

Lunch (optional)*

Privileged access to the worlds largest Christian media materials for your devotionals, courses, discipleship and bible study.

Use of guest lounge and reading nook –  (or Garden Room for groups of 7 -10 people).

Optional prayer session for individuals or couples.

Refreshments throughout the day

Cost £45 ppn**

*Add a 2 course light lunch for just £14

**Discounts for groups of 4 or more guests

Come and discover more about Jesus, the Christian faith and even yourself!

Our Discovery Retreats are designed for those who are seriously seeking Jesus, wanting to explore the Christian faith, or are very new Christians.

You will have the opportunity discuss the value of self-worth and the importance of forgiveness; hear powerful testimonies; have time for prayer and reflection; and enjoy social times together, which may include magic, quizes, board games and a film night.

All set in a safe and confidential environment.

Our Discovery residential retreats include:

Two night’s stay in one of our gorgeous ensuite boutique rooms or one-bedroomed cottage.

Full board; a freshly prepared delicious a-la-carte breakfast each morning, lunch and tasty home-cooked evening meals

Priviledged access to the worlds largest Christian media materials for your devotionals, courses, discipleship and bible study

Led sessions on Self-Worth and Forgiveness

Optional personal prayer session

Use of our creative space and materials

Use of private guest lounge and reading nook

Refreshments on arrival and throughout your stay.

A devotional gift to take home with you.

Ready to Book

     Just fill out the short form below and we will be back in touch with you within 48 hours. Alternatively, you can email info@harmonyhouseyork.com, message or call 07474804973 to book your place.

Please note that you cannot book our retreats directly through our website.

Winter-themed Anew Retreat:

This is the season where everything slows down, stops growing and goes into hibernation and rest. It’s a season of great beauty with dramatic landscapes and skies, frost and snow.  On the surface things can look a little barren, even harsh, but underneath everything is just sleeping, conserving energy for the wakening warmth of spring. In life, a winter season might represent a tough time, barrenness, maybe a little loneliness and even helplessness at times, but also a stillness and rest.

A time to thank the Lord for His rest, a time for contemplation and reflection. How will you find rest and recuperation at this time? If things feel a little bleak right now, what’s He doing and preparing you for beneath the surface?

Can you see the beauty in this landscape?

Spring-themed Anew Retreat

This is a season of both rebirth and new birth. A season when plant life bursts forth through the earth, animals seek their mates for procreation and birds prepare their nests. Everything quite literally ‘springs’ to life.  Flowers begin to bloom and the snows thaw and melt away. Things are new and fresh, days are becoming warmer, but it can still be a little wet and windy. In life, a spring season might represent new things, growth and development.

A time to thank God for new life and to seek Him for the new thing.  What might the Lord be birthing in you and through you at this time? Is there something that’s been lying dormant in you, that He now wants to bring out into the open?

Can you smell the freshness of new adventures as the last season melts away?

Summer-themed Anew Retreat:

This is a season full of life and promise, bright and colourful, with everything in full bloom. Things birthed in the spring begin to grow and mature. Warmth and abundance abound and life flourishes and the animals thrive. It’s also a season for planting and sowing seeds. There are still a few winds about to scatter those wild seeds too. In life, a summer season might represent a time of blessing and provision, when everything feels joyful and we have an abundance to share with others.

A time to thank God for His abundant blessings that He lavishes upon us.  His mercy and grace abound! How might He bring you to maturity? Where will the Lord have you plant? What will it be – will you sow something quite specific or perhaps widespread?

Can you feel His face shining upon you?

Autumn-themed Anew Retreat

This is a season of harvest and provision. Farmers gather their abundant harvest of fruits, nuts and grain into their storehouses and the animals begin to gather up food in preparation for winter. There is still a bright and crisp day here and there, but days are becoming more wet, grey and foggy. Colours become deeper and richer all around as the trees yield their leaves in readiness for winter’s rest. In life, an autumn season might represent reaping from our labour, provision and preparation for change.

A time for thanking God for His provision and asking what He might want to prepare in you for the next season. Are you ready to yield yourself to Him? Are there things that might need to die back and fall away?

Can you hear the rustling of preparation that will be deeper and richer than ever before?

Our retreats are exclusively designed for adults, offering a haven for small groups and solo guests seeking a peaceful getaway. Whether you’re looking for a revitalising escape with friends or a transformative personal retreat, we have created an experience tailored to your needs.

Choose one of our retreat packages for a full-board experience that leaves no detail overlooked. Enjoy boutique ensuite accommodation that ensures your comfort and privacy throughout your stay. From the moment you arrive, we will take care of you, with delicious home cooked meals and refreshing soft beverages. We understand the importance of catering to dietary preferences and offer vegetarian and vegan options upon request.

Retreat Facilites

Space to unwind…

Outdoor areas to relax

 

We have a terrace to the side of the property overlooking The Green…

…a walled garden to the rear…

…a small lawned area to the front…

…and a private patio for 2 outside Willow Cottage.

Indoor areas to relax

 

We have a lovely guest lounge…

…with a roaring fire in the winter months…

…and a quiet reading nook.

Creative art space in our Garden Room

Our creative art space is set up in our garden room for our seasonal themed retreats and has really good day lighting for you to be able to art and craft to your heart’s desire. We have a small selection of art materials for you to use, or bring your own arts and crafts if you prefer.

Check in & Check out

Check in between 3pm and 5pm. Check out by 11am

If you are unable to make our retreat check in times, please contact us to make alternative arrangements. 

Cancellation Policy

When you book with Harmony House, you are entering into an agreement with us. However, we understand that unforeseen circumstances do occur and we ask that you contact us as soon as possible should this be the case.

What does a 3-night themed residential Anew Retreat cost?

Prices per person- based on 2 persons sharing a room:

Prices for single occupancy:

We do not want the price to be restrictive, so please do speak to us if you are in low paid or voluntary Christian ministry and do not have the financial means for the full price of these themed residential retreats. We have a number of subsidies available.

Pay it forward:

If you would like to give a financial gift to bless those who cannot afford to pay in full, or to cover the cost of a loved one’s retreat, then please do let us know.

 

What does a 2-night residential Discovery Retreat cost?

Prices per person- based on 2 persons sharing a room:

Prices for single occupancy:

 We do not want the price to be restrictive, so please do speak to us if you are in low paid or voluntary Christian ministry and do not have the financial means for the full price of these themed residential retreats. We have a number of subsidies available.

Pay it forward:

If you would like to give a financial gift to bless those who cannot afford to pay in full, or to cover the cost of a loved one’s retreat, then please do let us know.

Ready to Book

Just fill out the short form below and we will be back in touch with you within 48 hours. Alternatively, you can email info@harmonyhouseyork.com, message or call 07474804973 to book your place.

 

Please note that you cannot book our retreats directly through our website.

I attended the Autumn seasonal Anew Retreat. By far this is the most inspirational, gentle, loved-on ( both Holy Spirit and also our host Adele, helped so graciously by Heather) Christian retreat I have been to. Nothing was too much trouble; food and comfort of room, environment was amazing and Harmony House has the most welcome and affirming atmosphere. I cannot recommend this space, place and hosting highly enough…whether you simply want an exquisite, comfy base from which to explore or whether you are seeking solitude, space and an invitation to retreat from the noise and busyness of life. Wonderful!
Deborah

Autumn-themed Anew Retreat 2023

Our stay at Harmony House proved to be a time of refreshment and relaxation. Rather than opting for just taking a few days away my wife and I chose to participate in one of the occasional retreats Harmony House provide

The attention to detail was appreciated, the accommodation very comfortable indeed, the food excellent and the hosts enchanting.

I would highly recommend Harmony House to anyone looking for a comfortable location to explore the area in general; but to anyone needing time and space to reflect on life and faith, I cannot commend Harmony House enough for creating an oasis for body, mind and soul. Thank you Adele & Ros

Mark

Winter-themed Anew Retreat 2023

What a delight is Harmony House and her owner, Adele. I went for one of the seasonal retreats offered here and left feeling blessed and enriched and filled with joy. We could not have been more looked after, from our beautiful rooms and small thoughtful touches, to delicious meals and much fun and laughter. It had it all in abundance. This is a special place and it is a must for others to visit and experience all the delights also!

Anna

Summer-themed Anew Retreat 2023

I want to personally thank you for your wonderful hospitality during my
discovery retreat stay at the Harmony House.

Wish I was still there, after returning home  today! It has given me great insight and
information I was looking for. It has been a pleasure from start to finish! 100% loveliness throughout. It felt peaceful and relaxing, and
the itinerary helped me to process and know what to expect.

I would honestly say to anybody that is looking to discover more about God and feel relaxed and comfortable in superb company, this is the retreat to visit.

Kindness and lots of fun along the way.

Jenna

Anew Discovery Retreat 2024

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