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
  • Small 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.

Click here to view the 2019 brochure.

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