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Quiet Waters Retreat House in Bungay to re-open  

Quiet Waters, the popular Christian Retreat House on the Norfolk-Suffolk border, is re-opening in August for individual guests and couples.

The centre will be taking bookings again from Monday July 27, and the first guests can arrive from Monday August 10. 

Because of the COVID 19 pandemic and for the safety of both guests and team there will be a few changes to the way the house is organised in order to comply with government guidelines. 

·  To start with it will only be open for stays between Monday afternoon and Friday afternoon. It will be closed over weekends to allow staff time to leave rooms empty for 72 hours and then clean and sanitise ready for the next guest. 

·  It will be limiting the number of bedrooms available to a maximum of 5 at any time, which enables it to allocate a bathroom for the sole use of each room. 

·  Communal rooms will be re-organised so they can be used with social distancing and some meals will be served for you to eat in your own room (if you prefer, all meals can be served this way). The main meal will be served at 1pm. 

·  In order to reduce time spent together the regular rhythm of prayer will be suspended for the time being but the centre will still have one reflection daily for those that wish to join in. It will still offer a listening ear if required. 

On booking the centre will give you more information about these changes and what to expect during your stay. It is however confident that you will be blessed by your stay, having worked hard to maintain the quiet informal atmosphere and to provide the best service possible. 

Sadly at present it is not able to accept group bookings for conferences or house parties but is are watching the government guidelines eagerly so as to be able to do so in the near future. 

If you wish to book please call 01986 893201 email 

Quiet Waters will be saying goodbye to Bryan and Ruth Doyle, who because of family circumstances will be moving back to Shropshire. “Though they were only with us for a short while,” writes Chair of Trustees Phil Perry, “we are thankful to God for leading Bryan and Ruth to Quiet Waters and for the way they complemented the rest of the team.”

Pictured above is the river at the bottom of the garden of Quiet Waters (photo by James Weston)

Eldred Willey, 23/07/2020

Eldred Willey

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