A description of the facilities available to those attending and hiring Whirlow Spirituality Centre
Set in an attractive, tranquil garden, Whirlow's Chapel of the Holy Spirit and adjacent rooms are an ideal location for quiet days, retreats or events. They are fully accessible and for hire on a sessional basis (morning, afternoon or evening.) To discuss whether we are a good match for you, please get in touch.
Chapel of the Holy Spirit
With large windows overlooking a garden, the chapel seats 40 comfortably and can accommodate 60. The lovely acoustic is boosted by a sound system, including hearing loop. There is underfloor heating, an electric piano and projector and many resources available to create a contemplative atmosphere.
There are a wide variety of art materials, fabrics, candles, icons, posters and more to assist the creation of a prayerful space. These are available to visitors and for short-term loan.
Please note the conference centre is no longer in business.
Garden and walks
Our well-tended garden invites reflection and relaxation. We are a member of the Quiet Garden Movement, set on the edge of Sheffield close to the Peak District. There are easy-to-access walks in local woods and farmlands.
With comfortable seating and hot drinks facilities, the lounge looks out onto a small patio garden. It also houses our library, which visitors are welcome to use. There are more than 1,500 books on spirituality and related subjects to borrow for up to 3 months, or read during a quiet day / retreat. You can browse the library database here (and visit Whirlow to register as a user then take books away, if you find something you would like to borrow! Please contact us if you plan to pop in.)
The lounge is a resource for anyone on site and so is not available for separate hire. Its use is included with the hire of the chapel.
This small, confidential room can seat up to 4 and is ideal for solitude or one-to-one meetings. You could use it as a hermitage, should you be looking for space to take time out, alone, with God or in which to meet a spiritual accompanier.
Coffee/tea making facilities are available in the kitchen.
Our kitchen is fully equipped with oven, hob, fridge, microwave, hot water boiler and kettle, as well as an industrial dishwasher. Coffee, a variety of teas and sugar are available for all visititors.
Booking the Facilities
If you would like more details or to discuss whether our facilities are suitable for the activity you have in mind, please contact us.