SPEC Open Days

Join us for the SPEC Open Days, on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 of June, in Pinner!


SPEC is the youth and children’s retreat centre for the Diocese of Westminster.

In March 2014 we relocated from All Saints Pastoral Centre to Waxwell Farm in Pinner. This summer we expect building work to commence on a new residential retreat building.

We are holding two open events for anyone interested in our ministry to come and find out more about what we do, to explore our current (and beautiful) buildings and grounds and to view plans for the new residential retreat block.

Open Days:

Friday 19 June | 4pm-8pm

Saturday 20 June | 9:30am-1pm

So, whether you are a head-teacher, parish priest, catechist, catechetical-co-ordinator, interested parent, head of year, pastoral deputy, school chaplain (or none of these), please do come and visit, even if you can only manage a short period of time, to:

• Meet the community of resident staff and volunteer missionaries and hear about our life and work
• Meet some of our support staff
• Meet colleagues working elsewhere in Westminster Youth Ministry
• View the existing – and recently refurbished – buildings
• Enjoy the beautiful grounds (especially if it is not raining)
• Find out about the planned new-build development for residential retreats
• Learn about the retreat programmes that we offer for the young people of the diocese

Refreshments will be available.

There is limited parking at our Waxwell Lane entrance (HA5 3EP). More parking is available in our car park accessed by Elmcote, off Uxbridge Road (HA5 3YZ).