Global Retreat Centre

Near Oxford

Nuneham Park,
Nuneham Courtenay,
Oxford OX44 9PG

Tel: 01865 343 551


Picture a meandering river flowing past old oak trees. Hear the gentle chorus of early morning birdsong. Look up the slopes behind you and see, standing majestically, in carefully landscaped gardens, over two centuries of history in the stonework of an old English stately home.

Nuneham Park, originally a Palladian Villa was built for the 1st Earl of Harcourt in 1756. In 1786 King George III called Nuneham "the most enjoyable place I know", and after her visit in 1841, Queen Victoria wrote, "this is a most lovely place; with pleasure grounds in the style of Claremont".

The Global Retreat Centre at Nuneham Park is the perfect place for an inward journey, away from everyday distractions. In this atmosphere of peace and spirituality you can take time apart for quiet reflection, for an inner retreat.

The Retreat Centre is staffed and managed by meditators; individuals who are experienced in creating an atmosphere of peace and spirituality.

As well as regular retreats, a variety of seminars, workshops and courses offer a range of opportunities to learn meditation and self-management, to develop personal skills and explore the common spiritual values essential to the restoration of harmony within ourselves and our world.

All events and retreats are free of charge. Voluntary contributions for retreats are welcomed.


For events please see their site



Nuneham Park, in the village of Nuneham Courtenay, is located just south of Oxford on the A4074.

Trains from London Paddington to Didcot and Oxford are fast and frequent. From the station it is necessary to take a mini cab to the Retreat Centre. By car at the centre of Nuneham Courtenay village, turn at the signpost indicating 'Nuneham Estate - Private Road'. Follow the signs to 'Global Retreat Centre'.

Global Retreat Centre
Nuneham Park, Nuneham Courtenay, Oxford OX44 9PG
Tel: 01865 343 551
Fax: 01865 343 576

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