Cherwell Centre


Cherwell Centre is a ministry of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus – European Province. Located in historic Oxford, it provides an ideal space for personal days of quiet reflection as well as for larger groups needing space for conferences and/or workshops.

We welcome individuals who want to escape from their busy lives and seek some peace and space or would like to make a quiet retreat. Our beautiful garden and other facilities are accessible to all guests. We are within a 15-minute walk from the city centre and only a few minutes from the University Parks.

We Offer:

  • Large Conference Room and Small meeting rooms
  • Video Conferencing
  • Accommodation / Free access to Wi-Fi / Telephone
  • Chapel
  • Centre hire
  • Retreats
  • Quiet space

Video Conference
Our Video Multimedia facility enables conference members to communicate with others throughout the world. If a group wishes it can use our equipment to have a two/three way video conference with groups in other places for a small additional charge. Our large room can accommodate up to 50 people. Smaller rooms are available for smaller groups.


The house has six en-suite bedrooms for individuals wanting to stay overnight. A self-catering fully equipped kitchen is available for breakfast, meals, tea/coffee throughout the day.

Quiet spaces and Meeting places

We have a small Chapel and various small meeting places which can be used for liturgies, special celebrations, prayer and reflection for small groups or individuals

Cherwell Centre
14-16 Norham Gardens
Oxford OX2 6QB

For further information contact:
Tim Matthews
Centre Development Manager
Tel: 01865 552106
Emergencies – Tel: 01865 517852