Why not spend time at the

                                 Heart Of Monks Eleigh?


HOME, originally an ancient barn at the centre of the beautiful Suffolk village of Monks Eleigh, was converted into a chapel in the 19th century. It is still in regular use for worship but is also available to groups or individuals as a place for meetings, retreats or as a base for accessing local facilities.


This leaflet contains details of what is offered. If you need further information or would like to make a booking, here are the HOME contact details:




Ronnie Howson 01473 310 169


Bookings A Booking form may be downloaded here . Please complete the form and either return it electronically to Ronnie, or post it to the Home Retreat Centre, c/o 4 Ash Grove, Capel St. Mary , IPSWICH IP9 2UW, or simply give him a call and discuss your requirements.




For people wishing to stay overnight, the Tourist Information Service has details of local bed and breakfast accommodation.


What is

Heart Of Monks Eleigh?


· HOME is here so that people can find space - time to reflect, meet, talk, recharge batteries, for spiritual reflection and quiet; time to just be.

· HOME is available to everyone of any faith or none.

· HOME is available to all  who need it, regardless of ability to pay. We will make a suggestion of a donation to cover costs and ongoing improvements.

· HOME is housed in a building owned by The Ansell Trust, in which the United Reformed Church continues to worship.

· HOME is managed by a team from the United Reformed Church, the Parish Church and from the village of Monks Eleigh.


HOME is provided so that people can be at home with themselves, with others, and with their God.


Here are the facilities you will find at

Heart Of Monks Eleigh