Individually Guided Retreat

Monday 28 January to Friday 1 February 2019 

With Revd. Canon Stephen Herbert and 

Revd. Canon Clare Maclaren. 

A silent retreat with 1:1 guided time each morning. 

An individually guided retreat can provide space and time for you to listen to God and draw closer in your relationship with Him. It is an opportunity for prayer, reflection and, potentially, life-changing transformation. 

£295 (concessions available) 

Contact info@shepherdsdene.co.uk or telephone 01434 682212 to book a place. 

Shepherds Dene is located 1 mile south of Riding Mill, in the Tyne Valley. 

Silent Lent Retreat

Monday 11 March to Friday 15 March 2019 

 With Rt. Revd. Christine Hardman, Bishop of Newcastle and Revd. Canon Pete Askew, Bishop’s Chaplain. 

‘Journeying into the Heart of God’ 

A silent retreat for people to reflect on the often-challenging journey towards life in all its fullness. There will be practical and creative opportunities set within a framework of worship and prayer. 

£295 (concessions available) 

Contact info@shepherdsdene.co.uk or telephone 01434 682212 to book a place. 

Shepherds Dene is located 1 mile south of Riding Mill, in the Tyne Valley. 

Thank You

Many thanks to all who came along to support our midsummer fundraising afternoon on 29th June. We raised a wonderful £950 towards the carpet and lift funds. Thanks particularly to members of Antiphon, who generously came along to sing a wonderful selection of songs during the afternoon. If you would like to make a donation towards our work at Shepherds Dene, you can do so by contacting us at info@shepherdsdene.co.uk .

Bishop of Newcastle appoints the new Dean of Newcastle

The Bishop of Newcastle, the Right Reverend Christine Hardman is pleased to announce that the Venerable Geoff Miller is to be the new Dean of Newcastle.

Geoff, 62, Archdeacon of Northumberland, has been Acting Dean of Newcastle since January.

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Welcome to the Shepherds Dene website

If you are looking for space to reflect or to meet with others, then why not try Shepherds Dene?

Shepherds Dene is an excellent venue for a conference, away day, meeting or seminar. Alternatively, if you are simply in need of a day or a few days just to get away from it all, then come and feel the tension evaporate in the calmness of the house and grounds.

The house is an Edwardian country house, built in the Arts and Crafts style, and set in 26 acres of grounds. The estate was given to the Church of England in 1945 to be used as a retreat house and is within easy of reach of Newcastle, Durham and Carlisle. It is a spiritual place for peace and quiet and sometimes for fun and celebration as well.

Shepherds Dene serves the Dioceses of Durham and Newcastle as diocesan retreat house. It provides a space to think, a chance to grow and to walk more closely with God. We welcome guests of all denominations and faiths – and those without a faith.