Coming up...


Warm Spaces- Every Monday 12:00-4:00 pm  until beginning of March.

Contact Kathy for more information.

Who are we?

We are a Christian retreat centre based in the beautiful Suffolk countryside, on the Wilford Peninsula

We moved to our new home in January 2022, and are excited to begin our new adventure in Shottisham.

Our new location offers -

-a space to take time to be with God

- to refocus in the stillness of a retreat;

- to come before our Lord in prayer;

- to go deeper in His word in study;

- to discover your creative side in one of our many craft workshops;

- to spend time in fellowship with wonderful food and refreshment.

What we offer

Over the years the Ministry here has been used by Christian groups and individuals for prayer, Bible teaching, creative workshops, fellowship and as a place for day retreats. As a Lightwave Group, we have a strong focus on mission and we’ve been able to host outreach events through food and hospitality, craft and baking workshops and outside nature events.


As we grow rapidly we are developing a ministry team to support in prayer, teaching, events and leadership. We continue to develop a full-time ministry at the Place by the Water.

This would include women’s outreach, family fellowship and support, and youth ministry – which is growing as we engage with more churches requiring space and support for young people’s mission.

We support people at every stage of discipleship from the first questions about God through to teaching and developing and deeper faith and encouraging them to share this faith with others.

It is exciting to be able to work alongside churches and organisations in order to grow God’s amazing

miraculous kingdom


The Place is costly to run in terms of rent, heating and other commitments. Please get in touch if you would like to donate via Lightwave. Please indicate it is for TPBTW and if gift aid is applicable.

There are many tasks that volunteers participate in to support our work, from gardening and decorating and general maintenance to administration and finance. We would love to hear from you if you are able to help in this way. 

Take time in Prayer – which underpins all we do. We are asking people to commit to pray regularly for the ministry here, and for God’s will to be done in this place.

To book events or retreats,  receive our prayer news and be kept informed of events and other news please drop an email to Kathy Wilson at

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