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Helpful Addresses

Over the years the team at The Good Retreat Guide Online have collected the addresses and contact details of a number of organisations that you may find useful.

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Catholic Marriage Centre

We offer friendly and confidential help, prayer support, advice or information on pre-marriage and marriage relationships, by telephone, email, or through the website. Personal, face to face, help is available in North Walsham, Norfolk, to couples or individual spouses in Christian marriages. This is non-residential, but local hotel and B&B accommodation is close by.

North Walsham
United Kingdom

Christian Aid

Christian Aid is a Christian organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. We work globally for profound change that eradicates the causes of poverty, striving to achieve equality, dignity and freedom for all, regardless of faith or nationality. We are part of a wider movement for social justice. We provide urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes.

35 Lower Marsh
United Kingdom
+44 20 7620 4444

Christian Life Community

Christian Life Community (CLC) is for people who want to understand more deeply how God is at work in their everyday lives. We meet regularly in small groups to pray and share, supporting one another through the ups and downs of ordinary life. In listening to one another we grow to understand ourselves, deepen our relationship with God and discover more clearly how each one of us is uniquely called to respond to God's love.

114 Mount Street
United Kingdom

Churches Together in Britain and Ireland

There are many different Christian churches and denominations, but all have the same basic calling - to worship God, to share the good news about Jesus Christ and to work for the good of all people. The vision of CTBI is “To serve the churches of Britain and Ireland on our shared journey towards full visible unity in Christ”.

39 Eccleston Square
United Kingdom
+44 845 680 6851
+44 845 680 6852

Communion and Liberation

Communion and Liberation is an ecclesial movement whose purpose is the education to Christian maturity of its adherents and collaboration in the mission of the Church in all the spheres of contemporary life. It began in Italy in 1954 when Fr Luigi Giussani established a Christian presence in Berchet high school in Milan with a group called Gioventù Studentesca (Student Youth), GS for short.

The current name of the movement, Communion and Liberation (CL), appeared for the first time in 1969. It synthesizes the conviction that the Christian event, lived in communion, is the foundation of the authentic liberation of man. Communion and Liberation is today present in about seventy countries throughout the world.

There is no type of membership card, but only the free participation of persons. The basic instrument for the formation of adherents is weekly catechesis, called “School of Community.”

Communion and Liberation has been present in the UK from the mid 1980s, when existing members of the movement came here to study and began to meet people in their own universities. Since then it has spread throughout the UK to many major cities, including London, Oxford, Cambridge and Glasgow, with members in the world of work, universities and secondary schools.

Through a friendship lived together members recall each other to the event of Christ who is present now. Weekly meetings, known as “School of Community”, are organised in each place where the movement is present, during which participants reflect on their experience in the light of their encounter with Christ, beginning from a text of Monsignor Giussani.

Many adult members of the movement belong to the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, through which they help each other to a deeper awareness of Christ within the reality of an adult life. Other events organised in the UK include a weekend retreat, held in Henley-on-Thames in May, and a summer holiday during the month of August.

Creative Arts Retreat Movement

Creative Arts Retreat Movement
Painting, poetry, paper sculpture, creative embroidery, creative writing, photography, calligraphy, music in worship
Join us at a CARM Retreat: held in selected Houses in Britain and overseas; led by chaplain and tutor; open to beginners and the more experienced; includes worship and silence; ecumenical.

Registered Charity No. 1149636

Fran Battin
2 The Rowans
WR11 8SX
United Kingdom
024 7786 3014

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care promotes the well being of bereaved people and enables anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. As well providing free care to all bereaved people, the charity also offers information, support and training services to those who are looking after them. Cruse is the UK's largest bereavement charity and last year we: responded to nearly 100,000 requests for assistance; helped 32,700 bereaved people face-to-face, including 2,500 children and young people under the age of 18; and worked with more than 1,700 people bereaved by suicide. Founded in 1959 in Richmond upon Thames, Cruse has areas and branches across England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man.

PO Box 800
United Kingdom
+44 20 8939 9530 (Office)
+44 844 477 9400 (Helpline)