Our Core Purpose
Claridge House, a Retreat Centre, provides a space where people of any faith or none may stay for a while in peace and stillness before returning, rested and renewed, to their everyday lives.
To embody in our welcome the Quaker understanding that each person is a unique and precious individual. To provide a friendly, high quality service that nourishes a spirit of well-being in all who cross our threshold. To be mindful of sustainability in the use of our resources.
A Bit of History
Claridge House was built in the middle of the 19th century and in 1954 members of the Society of Friends (Quakers) acquired it and opened it to guests looking for rest and renewal, offering a place of sanctuary to those who were tired and stressed, or in need of a quiet break so that they might return home feeling refreshed.
Today, we continue this tradition and also offer many varied and interesting courses focussing on health, creativity and spirituality as well as individual or group retreats. We offer a warm welcome to all guests whether they follow a particular faith or none.
Claridge House Trustees 2017:
Frances Crampton (Co-Clerk), Tony Franklin (Co-Clerk), Cherry Simpkin (Treasurer), Rachel Chancellor, Natalie Flood, Fred Halmkan, Paul Grey, Francis Standish and Charlotte Standish.
Quaker Meeting House
Claridge House is also a Quaker Meeting House. A public Quaker Meeting for Worship is held every Sunday at 9.45am. All are welcome to join us. For more information contact us, on 01342 832 150.