Why we are here

Welcome to Emmaus House
We are a non-residential spirituality centre offering an integrated approach to the development of each person.

Spirituality within a tranquil environment is our key value, underpinning all others; we extend a warm welcome in a friendly atmosphere, set in Whitchurch Village on the southern side of the city of Bristol.

Open to all, we hope you will feel home, for there is a harmony within the house which is conductive to a wide range of everyday courses, as well as a place for those seeking time and space to pause and reflect.

Informal, yet professional, Emmaus house provides a good place in which to maximise the learning process and to develop the whole person in the current context of integral creation.

Whilst we are ourselves of the Catholic/Christian tradition, we welcome people of all faiths or none.

We are part of the community of La Retraite, which was formed in 1674 with the aim of giving retreats to women. Over time education became an important focus. In recent years communities have become increasingly involved in a variety of ways to be with people on their spiritual journey.

We hope very much to have the opportunity of welcoming you to this special place in the future.