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"Just carry on doing what you're doing! I felt part of the family in this beautiful, peaceful, spirit-nourishing place. A priceless experience." Helen Blakesley, Aid Worker on private retreat, April 2013

"Just to say that all of us from St Pauls again thoroughly enjoyed our weekend retreat at Shepherds Dene. As usual, we all had magnificent attention from Moira, Barbara, Marian and all the staff and out tiniest whim was catered for. Tell me where you can get better!"  Geoff Bryant, St Pauls Church , Whinmoor, West Yorkshire

" The Chapter had a very good time together and you all made us so very welcome. I feel that we shouldn't mention the food. I don't think I have been in a retreat house  where the food is such a standard. We will look forward to a visit in the future." The Revd Martin Lee, Area Dean, East Newcastle Deanery.
 I've been running residential courses for 30 years now and Shepherds Dene is the best venue I've ever used. The acceptance and warmth that we experienced fmade us feel very welcome and gave us the space and freedom to be how we needed to be. We have been searching for a good long term venue for a few years now and at last it feels like we have found our new home. Sandra Grieve, Northern School of Psychodrama. 
" We really valued the competence of all the arrangements for the weekend, and the excellent meals provided. Shepherds Dene in its new incarnation is a real delight to visit and we hope for other opportunities to do so. " Frances and Richard Allsop who attended Kathy Galloway's Accountable Living Weekend
" i am totally blind and was a bit apprehensive about coming to somewhere unknown, but I needn't have worried. Please convey my sincere thanks to Moira, Barbara and Marian for their help and support. The little things make all the difference don't they and I must say that you were all so very helpful and understanding. I would have no hesitation in visiting again." Marjory Hughes, participant in a harmony singing weekend .
" The best retreat house in the country "  women members of General Synod on retreat at Shepherds Dene
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