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What We Offer

Set in the heart of beautiful Surrey, home to the FMDM Sisters, we offer a space of peace, beauty, prayer and reflection. Take quiet time away from the haste of everyday life, either on a retreat or by engaging in the programmes and workshops we offer.

The Franciscan Centre Ladywell is open for anyone seeking some space and quiet time.  Visit for the day, or stay a while.

‘Come away ….. and rest’  (Mark 6.31)


Our Next Events

March 15 @ 4:00 pm to March 17 @ 2:00 pm

Praying the Passion – Living the Gospel

Journey through lent with the Gospels of Mark and John lead by scripture expert Brian Purfield as we explore the Passion narratives allowing us to draw closer to the person of Jesus and his journey to Calvary.

March 17 @ 4:00 pm to March 24 @ 11:00 am

Individually Guided Retreat

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Step away from the noise and haste of your everyday life and into the quiet beauty of the Franciscan Centre Ladywell in the heart of Surrey.

Each day you will be accompanied by a trained spiritual director.

March 28 @ 4:00 pm to March 31 @ 2:00 pm

Easter Triduum Retreat

Come join us at the Franciscan Centre Ladywell for our Easter triduum: Holy Thursday Evening to East Sunday.

Join our community as we celebrate the Easter Triduum, as we recall and journey with Jesus in his last days, from his final meal with His disciples to His resurrection from the tomb.

April 5 @ 4:00 pm to April 7 @ 2:00 pm

Becoming Easter People

Becoming Easter People: Living in faith, hope and love

As Christians we are Easter people: we experience within ourselves both cross and resurrection. The events of our lives are often challenging or confusing. Yet, we are also people of hope: for after the desolation of Good Friday, life breaks through afresh. By reflecting on the events of Easter, we will explore how endings in our own lives become new beginnings. In the Spirit of the risen Christ, our own spirit wakes in faith, hope and love.


`Come away with me…to a quiet place and rest for a while.’ (Mark 6:31)

Set in beautiful countryside our Franciscan Centre offers a quiet place of rest, refreshment, healing and peace to all who come to visit or stay with us. We can offer several retreat options

By way of making God’s love real in the lives of those who seek God, here in Ladywell one can choose from several retreat options.

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At the Franciscan Centre Ladywell you will find a place of quiet and hospitality where you can be renewed in body, mind, and spirit.
We look forward to welcoming you, whether it is for a quiet day, a longer time of rest and reflection or for a retreat.  You may also choose to book in for any programmes which The Franciscan Centre may be offering. We offer different types of accommodation for your stay depending on your needs.




The Franciscan Centre welcomes groups who wish to make use of this venue and the facilities we have to offer to run their own programme, retreat or event, be it for a day or for longer. We encourage you to get in touch with our team to discuss your requirements and what we can offer in terms of meetings rooms, accommodation, prayer spaces, catering facilities etc.