A refuge to meet with God and receive refreshment and restoration


Come and enjoy the beautiful, tranquil setting here at Whitchester; take some time out, let us feed you with our home-cooking, rest in our new beds, relax in the new conservatory, or by the fire in the lounge in winter, enjoy the sunshine on your face on the arbour seat in the walled garden, be edified by our library of books - old and new, get creative in the art room, and/or take a stroll around the prayer/mindful garden.

Whitchester Christian Centre is an ecumenical retreat centre, ideally situated in a secluded oasis in the Upper Teviotdale Valley, just 2 miles away from the Borders town of Hawick, known for its production of top-quality cashmere.  Whitchester is unique in many ways: it is an independent centre, governed by a board of directors, one of whom owns the property and makes it available to the charity as a residential Christian retreat centre. Up until the pandemic, our primary guests tended to be church groups, but whilst restrictions were in place and groups could not gather, we have enjoyed welcoming a variety of holidaymakers, individual retreatants, businesspeople and even a group of bikers! Whitchester is the perfect size for a group though and we are glad to be hearing from potential groups again … we’ll just need a few more staff soon!

We look forward to welcoming you!



We are delighted to be hosting this workshop,

led by Isla MacLeod of Scottish Seascapes

We are delighted to announce we will be running an Authentic Lives Workshop here at Whitchester over the weekend of 21-23 October 2022.

This is an exciting opportunity to explore the following questions:

Who am I?

Where am I going?

How am I going to get there?

The workshop is positive, engaging, intense and fun.  It is especially valuable if you are at a transition point in life, or if you are just wondering where you fit in the grand scheme of life.

Cost for the weekend £170 including 2 nights' stay, all meals & materials.

To book your place, or find out more, get in touch

Come and Work with us

If you would like to explore the possibility of joining us in this ministry, full or part-time, paid or voluntary, please get in touch and tell us a bit about you and what skills and experience you can bring and share.


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"Exactly what we needed ... warm welcome, spacious rooms, great facilities for us and our 2 dogs!

Perfect location geographically but also the setting and grounds.  Breakfast was lovely with a good choice of options, all cooked and presented beautifully."

Senga, GB

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"Huge thanks from us for our recent stay.  We were travelling with our two young children (ages 2 & 1) plus dog (!) and I really can't fault it.  The set up of the family room is the best I've come across.  We look forward to seeing you again next year!"

Charlotte, GB

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You can book –

by telephone on 01450 377477 (use code +44 for international calls)