Wominjeka (Welcome)

Gembrook Retreat is a 22-acre property given in trust to be run as a place of spiritual retreat and renewal. We invite people on to the land to encounter God in creation, and to equip each other to live a soulful life.

The Retreat is maintained by Quakers Jane and Steve Hope and their children, and Samara Pitt. There is also a wider volunteer community governed by the values of hospitality, simplicity, community and care for the land.

We welcome individuals, couples, families and small groups to run self-directed and self-catered retreats. Whether you come for an afternoon or for a few days, it is our wish that you experience the abundance that this land has to share.

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Land, God, Soul – Gembrook Retreat news August 2020

“Retreat” can mean many things.  A beautiful comfortable space away from the hustle and bustle? A chance to relax and have some time for yourself? Running away from everyday life?  Fleeing the field of battle? Gembrook Retreat is beautiful, but it is also wild and alive. The land is breathing and crawling and surging and crying out.  It … Continue reading Land, God, Soul – Gembrook Retreat news August 2020

Chestnut Harvest coming soon! Gembrook Retreat news March 2019

A community of work and prayer Over summer, we have been experimenting with a rhythm of life at Gembrook Retreat that combines the work of hosting and looking after the land and buildings of the Retreat, with regular times of prayer. This connects us with the spiritual practices that we want to invite our guests to experience.  We have started thinking about … Continue reading Chestnut Harvest coming soon! Gembrook Retreat news March 2019

Newsletter Sept 2018

A space to feed heart, soul and imagination… Guests have been finding their way to David’s Cabin over the winter months and here’s what they are saying: “A lovely property to ramble about on – the guiding values of this space for rest and renewal are of hospitality, simplicity, community and care for the land… so think woodfire … Continue reading Newsletter Sept 2018

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