The Fifteen Appeal


We are inviting you to join the story of Retreat House Chester and bring the benefits of retreat right to the heart of the city and the heart of everyday life.

We are fundraising through our start-up appeal.   Chester’s former retreat house was first opened with the funding of fifteen benefactors. So, mindful of the generous joint effort and visionary initiative of these fifteen people, we are calling this The Fifteen Appeal, and are asking people to consider donations based on multiples of £15, although any sum at all is welcome.

We aim to raise £150 000 to enable us to

  • take on temporary premises, run our programme and fundraise
  • refurbish and equip our part of the retreat house
  • build towards a sustainable future

We will do this through

  • The Fifteen Appeal
  • seeking grant funding
  • programme income

We would love you to join us at this stage in the story of Retreat House Chester, rooted in time and reinvented for today. 

How can you help?

  • donate through our Just Giving page
  • donate by text: Text RHCR15 £5 to 70070
    (Just TextGiving by Vodafone. Texts are charged at your mobile phone operator's standard rate.  The charity will receive 100% of your donation.  You must be 16 or over and please ask the bill payer's permission. For full terms and conditions and more information, please visit‑of‑service.)

IMPORTANT: We fully expect things to go to plan – but it is always possible that the unexpected may happen. This is a general appeal and money raised will support the charity in its aim of bringing retreat to the city.