Cliff offers a wide range of possibilities for personal or group retreats, with a variety of en-suite accommodation available through our Conference Centre. Whilst most guests wish to frame their own time and retreat rhythm, some guests wish to engage in a more framed pattern of reflection, such as an individual or group guided retreat, and at quieter times in the college we may be able to offer someone to meet and pray with those who choose this option. Groups have on occasions invited Cliff College teaching staff to help lead devotions and Bible reflections.

Within the Short Course programme a series of Cliff Retreats are being developed – guided weekends with a particular focus.

As well as an invitation to join the college community in morning prayer and communion during the working week, the college chapel is available for personal use throughout the week, and the college vestry has now been transformed into a 24/7 prayer room. Our grounds are extensive, and include a standing High Cross, a Poustinia (prayer hut) and permanent outdoor Labyrinth. Walking from the college leads up to the famous Curbar and Frogatt Edges, and of course the extensive grounds of Chatsworth House is only a short drive away.

Interested in booking a time of retreat either as an individual or with a group? Then contact the college to explore the options, and discuss the possibilities for you. Please contact us by phone (01246 584200), or email

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