What we offer
Park Place offers a community that encourages people on their spiritual journey, whatever that may be.
Mass at the Park Place chapel attracts Catholics from a wide area and has become well known for its distinctive blend of Eastern and Western traditions. Mass is at 09.00 on Sundays in the Main Chapel and on Weekdays in the Oratory of St. Francis. The time of Worship is open to all who would like to join us.
Park Place has excellent road, rail and air connections – see “contact/location” tab for more information. There is plenty of free parking on site. Park Place is ideally situated for days out in the New Forest, Winchester, Chichester, Romsey, Portsmouth Dockyards and is close to the many walks, stately homes and picturesque villages of South Hampshire.
"Accessibility from airports and ferry ports is quick and easy – and there are a lot of good value, single rooms – just what we need!"
Diocese in Europe, London
A place for spiritual wellbeing and retreat
The tranquil beauty of Park Place provides an ideal setting for concentrated thought and reflection for the many individuals and groups that come each year to recharge their spiritual batteries. The unique blend of East and West produces a calm, reflective atmosphere, which is ideal for study, creative work or relaxation. Or you may wish simply to leave the pressures of daily life behind and enjoy a few days of peace in this lovely tranquil place.
The flexible meetings rooms can be set up for discussion or exercise such as yoga, and an artist’s studio is available. The acoustics in our beautiful chapel are a great resource for any retreat with a musical element.
We welcome approaches from organizations that wish to hold a retreat or spiritual course at Park Place. Parishes, schools and groups of all denominations will find an ideal environment for their retreat needs.
We run in-house retreats in the Christian tradition, to challenge and extend our love of Christ and the Christian faith. We also offer 'Prayer Days' for individuals who wish to withdraw from the hectic pace of life for a day to spend time in personal prayer and reflection.
You will see in our programme (click “What’s on at Park Place”) a selection of short residential and day courses, delivered by tutors who are experts in their field.
Special Events / Celebrations
Park Place is a popular venue for wedding parties, christenings, first communion and other celebrations such as birthdays and silver or golden weddings, which you can choose to hold in the main house or in a marquee on the extensive lawns.
Park Place also provides a dignified church venue for funerals. Our duty is to ensure that the day runs as smoothly as it can. We hope we can take some of the pain and heartache out of all the arrangements and organization that accompany a time of sorrow. We work closely with all the major funeral directors in the area.
We can provide catering for you and your guests or advise on external caterers and other suppliers for your special event.
Conference, meeting, training and events facilities
Set in 18 acres of beautiful and peaceful grounds, Park Place is a fine old Georgian house close to the Hampshire village of Wickham The main house at Park Place is a Grade 2 listed Georgian building. Whether you are planning a one-off meeting, an ‘Away Day’ or a full-scale residential conference, the flexible accommodation at Park Place can meet all your training and development needs. We pride ourselves on offering you a professional service and excellent value for money. Park Place combines a timeless rural environment with up-to-the-minute conference facilities.
From January 2022, our new website address will be www.parkplacecentre.uk