The Ammerdown Centre,
Ammerdown Park, Radstock,
Somerset, BA3 5SW
Tel: 01761 433709
centre@ammerdown.org
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What our guests say

Ammerdown is such a nurturing, ‘inclusive’ place with a deep sense of inner peace, which is perfect to rest, reflect and renew. It is not just that I was being cared for – which of course I was, in a very sensitive way – but also that I felt ‘invited in’ as a special guest. At Ammerdown, you are made to feel like you have been invited to a feast, have been led through the doorway and given a place at the table – this gives you a special feeling of communion that goes far beyond ordinary hospitality.

                    (private guest)


A big thank you for the wonderful few days I spent with you all. I had a really refreshing time in every way. I thought you had paid attention in so many large and small ways to the comfort and enjoyment of your guests. The only draw-back was my inability to resist the glorious food served so generously day in day out.

                    (course participant)


However good the facilities, the experience of staying at a conference venue depends entirely on the people running it, and I do hope you can get our appreciation through to everyone at Ammerdown for the efficiency, helpfulness, and warmth we felt from you all.

                    (leader of an external group)


I love leading courses at Ammerdown. You offer such a safe space for people to relax and open up. It is truly a very special place.

                    (course leader)


Thank you for a wonderful first stay at Ammerdown, and for your care and kindness. The Chapel services have been like an oasis in a desert. I have known the presence, peace and encouragement of hearing God speak, and the challenge of God too.

                    (private guest)


I have never been to a retreat house that has paid such attention to detail and where comfort and well-being has been so well provided for. It has been a joy to stay here. Thank you very much.

                    (course participant)


I would like to thank everyone at Ammerdown for having worked so hard to make our weekend retreat such a resounding success. Everyone went out of their way to be kind and helpful in every way. You succeeded entirely in giving us the means to turn two ordinary days into two very special days indeed. At the Ammerdown Centre, there is an ambience devoted to the highest of spiritual ideals, and I thank you for ensuring that this ambience was with us.

                    (leader of an external group)

 

The chapel is such a haven of peace and tranquillity, and I have yet to find any chapel, or indeed church, that can reciprocate both the peace and prayerfulness of the Ammerdown chapel, or indeed the whole atmosphere of Ammerdown - as soon as you enter the gates of Ammerdown a lovely feeling of peace embraces you, and remains with you always.

                     (private guest)


There is excellence in everything you do… There is also a wonderful stillness and spiritual feel permeating every inch of Ammerdown.

                     (course participant)


I would like to thank everyone at Ammerdown for having worked so hard to make our weekend retreat such a resounding success. Everyone went out of their way to be kind and helpful in every way. You succeeded entirely in giving us the means to turn two ordinary days into two very special days indeed. At the Ammerdown Centre, there is an ambience devoted to the highest of spiritual ideals, and I thank you for ensuring that this ambience was with us.

                    (leader of an external group)


I came because I was in a long dark tunnel since my lovely husband passed away. Thank you for the great spiritual feeling at Ammerdown, for the love, warmth and friendship all the time.  Everything has been thought of for our comfort and rest, and I loved every minute. I loved meeting everyone, all that we talked about, the wonderful meals enjoyed together, the talks, the library, and especially the services in the Chapel and the worship. It meant so much to me. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. May God continue to bless you all.

                    (private guest)


As I am sure you know, a very brief once-a-year weekend like ours is intensely important for all who take part, and it matters so much that everything goes well, the right atmosphere is created, and the short concentrated time is used to the best effect. From the point of view of those of us responsible for planning and running the event, Ammerdown gets full marks. Every aspect of the organisation, hospitality and facilities went perfectly, and I do very much want to thank you for this. 

                    (organiser of a weekend consultation for an external group)


The tranquil atmosphere, steeped in history, is a real invitation to experience peace and a nurturing of body and soul that enables the healing of past wounds, which in turn augments ideas of value and worth. The warm and welcoming atmosphere also helps a lot, as do the delicious food and the beautiful grounds.

                     (private guest)


I would just like to extend my own personal thanks for the wonderful stay we had with you.  Everything was absolutely perfect! The hospitality, the food and the wonderful 'safe space' you have created at Ammerdown for peace and reflection.

                    (leader of an external group)