Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come, find stillness in a busy world.


Much has been written about the benefit of the spiritual disciplines of solitude and silence, of retreating from everyday life in order to rest, re-examine, refresh and renew. Westwood provides time and space in peaceful surroundings for people to do just this. We welcome people of all faith and none, and expect to find God hiding in the most unexpected faces and places.


We are formed of two families, who live and volunteer on site and share life together. We welcome all who come here and bless them on their journey to find peace and the presence of God. Between us we are passionate about creativity, sustainability, spirituality and community, which all feed into the way we run Westwood. We (try to) meet every morning to explore a variety of spiritual practices, from contemplative silence to kids worship. While retreats are not guided, all are welcome to our morning meeting and we love to be available for guests who need one-to-one time.


A journey towards a more Christ-centred life is an ever-evolving one and together we are exploring and challenging each other daily. Westwood holds true to its roots and celebrates and welcomes a diversity of worship and prayer. We believe there is great value in listening to different perspectives and discovering what we can learn from ancient traditions. Westwood is an ideal place for those with doubts, struggles and questions. We will never impose what we believe, rather create a space for people to encounter the Divine for themselves.


As a team we want to preserve and protect not only the building, but the environment that sustains it. Having the lightest impact on our natural surroundings, while maintaining an old building is a daily challenge. We are working towards a zero-waste centre, through minimising our waste, sourcing renewable energy and growing our own food. Since the very beginning of Westwood, we have relied on the generosity of those who believe in it's vision. If you'd like to become a 'Friend of Westwood' you can give regularly, get in touch to find out how.


We have a creative vision for Westwood. We want to be a space that facilitates and encourages the expression of art in all its forms. Overlooking the magnificent creation of the Colne Valley, guests have come to write, sing, dance and create. From writers' retreats to comedy events, Westwood is a creative hub, perfect for connecting artists and inspiring even those who don't think they're creative. We believe we are created to be creatives, as Pablo Picasso says “All children are born artists, the problem is to remain an artist as we grow up”.


In 1993 Westwood was converted by an intrepid and visionary couple, from a gradually fading church on a windswept hillside, to five beautiful self-contained flats, each with their own distinctive character. As a non-profit organisation we aim to make our accommodation as affordable as possible.

The Eyrie

Sleeps up to 4

The Sanctuary

Sleeps up to 4

The Nave

Sleeps up to 5

The Clerestory

Sleeps up to 6

The Lookout

Sleeps up to 3

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Whole Centre Bookings

Westwood is an ideal venue for church weekends away, family gatherings and creative events, for groups of between 20 and 50 people. A whole centre booking guarantees that your party has exclusive use of the Westwood Centre, enabling you to tailor-make your time away according your own specific requirements.

The Hall

The Hall is available for either daytime or evening use (for up to 70) or basic sleepover use (for up to 25) and is a great space for groups, events and gatherings. The hall boasts a large, well-equipped kitchen which can cater for groups of up to 50 people, while overnight accommodation is in the form of bunk-style sleeping on a mezzanine floor. There are two separate shower rooms, each with a toilet.

"Thank you for sharing your space for our creative envisioning - it was lovely."
Hoot Creative Arts
Stayed in the Hall
"We had a great stay here. It felt very significant for our community. Great to connect with God more."
The Well Church
Used the Whole Centre
"What a beautiful place to come and rest and replenish. I hope to return!"
Sarah Adamson
Stayed in the Clerestory


From Comedy Nights to Spiritual Spa weekends, here you’ll find details of everything coming up at Westwood!

25th August 2018

We're looking for some on-site wardens

We're on the lookout for some new wardens. Could it be you? In our 25th year as a retreat centre, Westwood is looking to grow its community as we move into the next chapter. To find our more about the roles, get in contact or click this.

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You can call us on 01484 845042. Our office hours are 10:00-13:00 Monday to Friday.

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You are very welcome to come visit and have a tour of Westwood. Please contact the office to book your visit.