Bristol Unitarians Retreat at Ammerdown, September 2018

Walking our paths together………

Bristol Unitarians retreat weekend

Friday 7 – 9 September 2018

At the Ammerdown Centre, near Bath

Join us for a restorative time of fellowship, creativity and spirituality sessions, time to enjoy the outdoors, worship, free time and great food. 

A weekend offering us the space to relax, reflect and reinvigorate ourselves in this beautiful old retreat centre with landscaped gardens. Join us for quality time to live in community, deepen our connections and make new friends.

Participants will have the chance to offer a session or workshop of some kind if they wish. Please let the planning group (Paul, Mark, Karl and John) know if you want to lead something and they will do their best to fit it into the programme. A programme will be sent out nearer the time when it has been put together.

Rooms are twin, double or single – all are ensuite. The cost of the weekend is £150 per person regardless of whether you share or not. Bristol Unitarians have already subsidised each place in order to make the weekend more affordable. If you require a further reduction due to your financial situation please contact the treasurer of your congregation. This weekend fee includes accommodation, home cooked meals and resources. To book a place please request a booking form from Karl and pay a deposit of £50 made payable to Bristol and District Group of Unitarian Churches. The balance can be paid at the weekend.

If you would prefer to join us just for Saturday then please pay:

£20 for attending the morning and afternoon activities including lunch and refreshments

Or £35 for attending morning, afternoon and evening activities including lunch, evening meal and refreshments

Meal times: breakfast 8, lunch 12.30, evening meals 6.30/7 plus morning coffee and afternoon tea

Arrivals from 4 on Friday, departures from 2.30 on Sunday

To make a booking send booking form to Karl Stewart to

Any questions? Email Karl or John at

‘The Ammerdown Centre is a well-established Christian Retreat and Conference Centre open to people of all faiths and none, with a special emphasis on dialogue, reconciliation and renewal.’


The Ammerdown Centre is located in beautiful tranquil Somerset countryside, yet is only 12 miles from Bath and 20 miles from Bristol. Postcode: BA3 5SW

Click here for a detailed map.

By Road

Our Postcode for use in Google Maps is BA3 5SW.

If you are travelling via the M4 from the London direction, we suggest you avoid Bath and leave the M4 at Junction 17.

If you are passing through Radstock, the road layout can be confusing. This will hopefully help.

By Train

The nearest train station (Bath Spa) is only 20 minutes away and has excellent connections to London and Bristol by rail or bus. From Bath station, you can take a taxi to Ammerdown, or catch a bus to Radstock (our nearest town, two and an half miles from Ammerdown) and then get a taxi from Radstock to Ammerdown.

By Bus

There are frequent buses between Bath bus station and Radstock.

There are also some buses betwen Bristol and Radstock.

By Taxi

Local Taxi services include Radstock Taxis (01761 417166) and Somer Taxis (01761 417 700)
Ammerdown to Bath: £30, Bath to Ammerdown £30

Lift share

If you would like to request a lift in someone’s car from Bristol please let us know.
If you can offer someone a lift in your vehicle please contact us.