St. Michael's Convent, Gerrards Cross

Our new Convent and Retreat House at Gerrards Cross is now open to Guests – offering space in which to rest and re-charge the spirit.  (St. Michael's Convent, Ham Common is now closed.)

The community at Gerrards Cross includes Sisters and Alongsiders living and working together to offer a ministry of hospitality (Retreats, Quiet Days, Spiritual Direction, Counselling...). We also welcome Volunteers who would like to support these ministries by helping to redevelop our mature 2-acre garden or to contribute in other ways around the house.

Private retreats may be booked by the day or residentially, for individuals or small groups (up to 12). All retreatants are allocated a bedroom that is simply but comfortably furnished. Small kitchenettes are stocked for breakfast and 'tea times'. Day Guests may also choose to have a midday meal with us. Further information is available in our Programme.

In addition to space for private retreats booked individually, we also offer:

 23 August
Quiet Garden Day 
part of the NGS (National Garden Scheme)  Gardens and Health Week
 25 OctoberQuiet Garden Day
 22 NovemberQuiet Garden Day
24 November
Hymns to inspire and help us on our Journey
A Quiet Day looking at the life and hymns of Charles Wesley to take us deeper into prayer and contemplation and to find inspiration and encouragement for our daily lives. 10am to 3.30pm Hot drinks provided. Please bring a packed lunch. £20 suggested. Led by Sr Hilda Mary CSC.
  27 DecemberQuiet Garden Day

 January 24Quiet Garden Day
 February 28Quiet Garden Day
29-31 MarchMBTI - Introduction to the Myers Briggs Type Indicator
A weekend course to help you to learn more about yourself and others.
Led by Anne East and Sister Catherine CSC
March 16
Quiet Day: Love Bade me Welcome
Reflecting on George Herbert's poem and discovering more about his life and poetry as a way into prayer.
Led by Sister Hilda Mary CSC
 March 28Quiet Garden Day
April 14-21
Liturgical journey through Holy Week and Easter with the Sisters.
 April 25Quiet Garden Day
 May 23Quiet Garden Day
June 7-9First Time Retreat
A weekend of reflection and silence suitable for those who have not been on retreat before. £120-150 suggested.
Led by Sister Catherine CSC
 June 27Quiet Garden Day
July 12-14
Moving into Stillness: Circle Dance - a way into prayer.
Led by Sue King
July 16-20
Garden Days: Come and enjoy working in our garden, helping us to prepare for our NGS 'Yellow Book' Open Garden day. Free board and lodging!
 July 25Quiet Garden Day
July 27-August 3
6-day Individually Guided Retreat (IGR)
Scripture based residential silent retreat, with one-to-one guidance. Suggested donation £385.
Led by Sister Aileen CSC
 August 22Quiet Garden Day
 September 26Quiet Garden Day
 October 19 Quiet Day: The Woman at the Well
Visiting again Jesus' encounter with the Samaritan woman, getting in touch with our own thirsts and hearing Jesus say 'Give me to drink.'
Led by Sister Hilda Mary CSC
 October 24Quiet Garden Day
November 4-6Music and Spirituality
Comparing the spiritual experience involving music within Christianity with other faiths and with religionless spirituality, through 'musicking' including singing, playing, moving, chanting, listening and improvising. No musical skills necessary.
Led by The Rev Dr June Boyce-Tillman, MBE
November 28Quiet Garden Day
December 26 
Quiet Garden Day
December 24-27
Christmas with the Community of the Sisters of the Church

Further information is available in our Programme and on our Calendar.

Contact Us
By Email: Please click here.
By Post: St. Michael's Convent, Vicarage Way, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire SL9 8AT
By Telephone: 0330 120 0631

To Make a Donation please click here.

How to Find Us
The town of Gerrards Cross is nestled among the Chiltern Hills of Buckinghamshire, just beyond the western perimeter of Greater London.
By Train:
From London Marylebone the journey time to Gerrards Cross is about 20 minutes. There is also good service from Aylesbury, Oxford, Stratford upon Avon, Birmingham and Kidderminster via Chiltern Railways. Walking distance from the Gerrards Cross train station to St. Michael's Convent is about 10-15 minutes.

By Bus:
to East Common, Gerrards Cross, a 10-15 minute walk from the Convent.

By Road:
Gerrards Cross is very well connected by road (M25, M40, A40) and we have ample space for parking.