Emmaus          House

Spirituality Centre


Welcome To Emmaus House

As a non-residential Spirituality Centre Emmaus House offers a tranquil environment in which everyone can find space, time and input for their life’s journey. Whilst we are of the Catholic/Christian tradition, people of all faiths and none are welcome.

Emmaus House is run by the Congregation of La Retraite CIO in collaboration with the Diocese of Clifton. Founded in 1674 for retreats for women, La Retraite Sisters also worked in education from the 19th century onwards. In recent times retreat work in various new and adapted forms has once more become their main focus as they walk with people on their journey through life in one-to-one accompaniment

“We are committed to safeguarding all children and adults. Our common belief is in the preciousness, dignity and uniqueness of every human life, and start from the principle that each person has a right to expect the highest level of protection, love, encouragement and respect.”  (Adapted from Congregation of La Retraite CIO Safeguarding Policy.)

A variety of courses, workshops and day events, informal yet professional are run on a regular basis at Emmaus House. Rooms are also available to rent, for groups or individuals who wish to take advantage of this.

Since we believe strongly in Care for Our Common Home, particular emphasis is focused on ecology and the environment

We hope very much to welcome you to this special place.


What’s going on here! Find out all the amazing things we have on offer at Emmaus House.

MBTI® Renewing

Ann O’Sullivan offers a basic introduction to the MBTI® on a 1-1 basis, with sessions lasting 1 to 2 hours and include materials.


Pope Francis Laudato Si’ encyclical puts the emphasis on Care for Our Common Home.


See our lovely house and landscaped gardens in all their beauty and what we do here at Emmaus House!


Sleep Lane
BS14 0QN

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Tel: 01275 792670

Email: emmaus@emmaushouse.org.uk

Congregation of La Retraite CIO
Registered charity number 1189341