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Bishop Woodford House is a purpose built retreat and conference centre opened in 1973 in the ancient cathedral city of Ely. It is just a few minutes walk from the beautiful cathedral. It is located in the garden of the former Ely theological College and is an oasis of peace and tranquillity.
The bedrooms all have washbasins and some are en-
The house prides itself in the hospitality it offers.
It’s garden provides areas of relative privacy and peace.
The House is about half a mile northeast of the main railway station in Ely. The station has good services from London, the Midlands and the North. From the station building go right to reach the nearest road (Bridge Road/Station Road) and then go left. Then go straight on at the mini roundabout (to right of Angel House) towards the city centre. The road climbs towards the next mini roundabout which is just after the start of the 20 mph limit, where you go left (signed for Cathedral and Car Parks). Bishop Woodford House is on the left after passing Kings School (at the end of the long brick wall).
The house is situated in Ely near to the cathedral and railway station (see public
transport directions). The easiest route from the A1(M) southbound is to exit at
junction 14 onto the A14. After about 17 miles, the A14 joins the end of the M11.
Keep left at this point to stay on the A14. If coming from the south on the M11
come to this same junction (14) and keep left to join the A14 signposted for Newmarket
and Ely. Leave the A14 at junction 33 to join the A10 towards Ely (keep left). After
a little over 13 miles you come to a roundabout where the A10 meets the A142. Go
straight on (2nd exit) signed for Ely. In about 0.7 of a mile there is a filling
station on the left, turn right just beyond it into Barton Road (signed for Cathedral
Car Parks). The house is on the right after the bend in the road (at no-
Engaged Encounter Weekends
at Bishop Woodford House
8th May 2020
16th October 2020