The Wellspring is a Christian retreat and events centre located on the southern edge of the Malvern Hills "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty", near the market town of Ledbury in Herefordshire.

Welcome to The Wellspring

well·​spring, ˈwel-ˌspriŋ  (noun) : a source of continual or abundant supply

At The Wellspring, our vision is of a place where people might encounter God, be equipped to know and journey with Him more closely and engage the world around them with His love, grace, and life-giving message.

The Cottage is a private, self-catering, retreat space for overnight use by up to three guests, or daytime/evening use for up to five.

We organise and host a programme of Events throughout the year covering a range of activities, including spiritual retreats and quiet days, prayer and worship gatherings, creative arts and crafts, teaching and training, plus other special events.

We also offer Venue Hire to churches and other Christian groups looking to hold their own events and activities within the tranquil surroundings of the Herefordshire countryside.

So, whatever your plans, whether you're attending one of our events in the company of friends, hiring one or more of our spaces, or just looking for some peace and quiet in the midst of all the noise, we say to your soul...

Welcome to The Wellspring!

The Cottage

Wellspring Cottage is a private, self-catering, retreat space; part of the converted barn, adjoining Woolpits Farmhouse.

Surrounded by rolling Herefordshire countryside, this sanctuary of solitude is sufficiently set apart from the rest of the world and is perfect for those seeking much-needed rest, tranquility, and the presence of God.

If you would like to stay at the cottage, click on the 'BOOK NOW' button below, enter your preferred dates and the number of overnight guests - up to a maximum of three.

Upcoming Events

TIERED PRICING: in order to make our creative arts events more accessible to those who may not always be able to afford to pay the standard price, we are introducing 'tiered pricing' for certain events. This means that in addition to our standard price, there will be a higher price, for those wishing to make a donation toward subsidising others. A lower subsidised price will also be available to those needing assistance.
(See individual event pages for details)

Quiet Day | 20 July 2024

'O God, You are my God, early will I seek You.' - Psalm 63:1

Join Cathy and Joe at The Wellspring as we read, retreat and reflect on this psalm of intense longing for God's presence, and satisfaction in Him alone.

This Quiet Day is SOLD OUT

Teaching/Ministry Day | 20 Sept 2024

'He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.' - Romans 8:11

Join Diana Hunt at The Wellspring as we journey together with Jesus, from the sorrow of the Cross to the joy of resurrection.

Quiet Day | 21 September 2024

'I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined to me, and heard my cry' - Psalm 40:1

Join Cathy and Joe at The Wellspring as we read, retreat and reflect on this psalm of thanksgiving and trust in God's deliverance.

Venue Hire

We hire out our spaces to churches and other Christian groups, for activities such as leadership away days, group retreats, bible studies, life groups, workshops, seminars, and more - all within the tranquil surroundings of the Herefordshire countryside.

We can currently cater for groups of up to around 20, depending on requirements.

Subject to availability, a booking will typically include the hire of one or more of our three spaces - the Chapel and/or the Meeting Room and/or the Cottage. 

In addition to access to the terrace and garden, guests may also be invited into certain areas of the Farmhouse such as the kitchen, the dining room, or the lounge. 

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"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord,
"plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future."
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