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SPEC to stay at All Saints Pastoral Centre until 2013

posted on 22 March 2012

SPEC is the Diocese of Westminsters youth retreat centre. It offers school retreats and an opportunity for young people to volunteer to help in the running of its programmes.

Jon Rogers, Director of SPEC, said, SPEC will be staying at its current home at All Saints Pastoral Centre until the end of the 2012-13 academic year.  This development is very welcome and will allow SPEC to continue to develop and deliver its full schedule of retreats for young people and children in the parishes and schools of the diocese.  It will also help to smooth SPECs relocation to new premises where the same age range will be catered for - after the 2012-13 academic year.

He added, Perhaps the single most important factor in the success of SPEC is our volunteer community. They commit their time, energy and talents to the running and supporting the programmes at SPEC as well as the life of our community.  As ever, we are welcoming applications from suitably motivated young people interest in a year of service.


SPEC offers a complete series of retreats for groups in school years 3-13 in addition to retreats in support of parish First Holy Communion and Confirmation programmes. For full details of the retreats offered, please see the attached file or visit the website 

Venue hire

When not being used for programmes led by the SPEC Community it is possible to hire premises at SPEC for your own retreats or training programmes. An important criteria is that your programme should relate in some way to Christian spiritual formation or educational work with children or young people.

General information about SPEC and retreat information 

For enquiries and bookings please contact Sara Rhodes, SPEC Administrator on 01727 829228 or email .

Information about volunteering

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posted on 22 March 2012

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