Gap Year

Are you ready for an adventure? Catholic Residential Retreat Centres across the country offer a life-changing volunteering opportunity for young adults. Retreat team volunteers live in community with other young adults, sharing their faith with hundreds of young people on retreat and making lifelong friends along the way. As a volunteer, you’ll gain invaluable skills in leadership, organisation and teamwork. Whatever your career path, your newfound confidence and unique skill set are sure to set you apart from the rest. The experience will have a lasting impact on your own faith. You’ll find a list of all of the Catholic Residential Retreat Centres in England and Wales below. Take a look at their websites for more information.

Residential Centres

Alton Castle (Birmingham Archdiocese) Alton, Staffs | www.kenelmyouthtrust.org.uk | 01538 703 224

The Briars (Nottingham Diocese) Crich, Derbyshire | www.ndcys.com | 01773 852044

Castlerigg Manor (Lancaster Diocese) Keswick , Cumbria | www.castleriggmanor.co.uk | 017687 72711

Savio House (Salesian) Bollington, Macclesfield | www.saviohouse.org.uk | 01625 573256

Soli Centre for Youth Ministry (Birmingham Archdiocese) Alton, Staffs | www.kenelmyouthtrust.org.uk | 01538 703 224

SPEC Centre (Westminster Diocese) Pinner, London | www.dowym.com | 020 3757 2500

St. Cassian’s (De La Salle) Kintbury, Berkshire | www.thekintburyexperience.com | 01488 658267

St. Vincent’s Centre (Southwark Archdiocese) Whitstable, Kent | www.scys.org.uk | 01227 272900

Walsingham House (Brentwood Diocese) Brentwood, Essex | www.bcys.net | 01277 373959

YMT (Hexham & Newcastle Diocese) Consett, Durham | www.ymt.org | 01207 592244