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Canterbury is one of my favorite destinations in Central Florida as it truly feels like a ‘place apart’ but a place I really belong. Father Jon and his hospitable staff have hosted our church for large and small events - always making us feel like family. We love it.
As pilgrims along this Journey to the Promised Land(TM), it is important for each of us to find that space where we can be still and know that He Is God. Under the direction of Fr. Davis, Canterbury Retreat Center is poised to become a vital part of how the Church in Central Florida can regain its sense of mystery so that God can be revealed to our hearts.
You gave us the most amazing gift of hospitality this week. You gave us a beautiful space - and time. You took care of us and fed us (wow), if we lacked for something - you provided it. We wanted a fire - it was there crackling merrily in the fireplace, with more wood at the ready. The rooms were spotless, light and airy - looking out on exotic trees and changing landscape of wind on water, sun and shade and wildlife scurrying about - providing endless entertainment. We are also mindful that although Canterbury is a retreat center, it is also your home. It is, and has been, and will continue to be long after our week a place that is special to you - your place - and you gave it to us and let it be our place. You graciously moved out of the way and let us take over your space - you let us rearrange your furniture, take over the chapel with our prayer stations, clutter up your living room with our art work, our notes and our books – in short, you let us make ourselves at home.
I have enjoyed the Canterbury Conference Center since the 1970's. It has been an ongoing source of blessing to me - not least its peaceful tranquility. Canterbury is reaching new highs with Fr. Jon Davis at the helm. I am enthusiastic about what the Lord is doing through his leadership. Come and enjoy.
Youth ministers from all over the state gather at Canterbury for monthly training. We love the food, hospitality and the contemplative atmosphere while also being minutes away from big city amenities. When Canterbury is booked and we have to go somewhere else, there's a lot of grumbling.
Drawing lessons from the historic abbeys and monasteries that shaped Western Civilization, Fr. Jon and the Canterbury team are doing something different and needed. They are transforming a retreat center into a mission outpost bent on advancing Christian faith and practice in every sector of life.
Canterbury is a holy space ... the perfect place for quiet reflection and prayerful listening to God. Come ready for excellent meals, thoughtful service by a caring staff, and comfortable meeting rooms in a peaceful setting that invites contemplation. I leave refreshed every time, and always long to return.
Canterbury es un sitio sagrado … el lugar perfecto para reflexionar y escuchar a Dios en silencio. Ven y disfruta de la deliciosa comida, el espíritu servicial del personal, y las facilidades placenteras en un ambiente de paz que invita la contemplación. Cada visita refresca el alma y alimenta el espíritu. ¡Por esto, siempre quiero volver!
I’m glad Canterbury Retreat Center is located near the campus of Reformed Theological Seminary. We’ve held conferences and retreats there. We’ve been blessed by their hospitality and facilities. And, we can be a part of some of the great events held there during the year.
The Canterbury Retreat Center has been our ‘go to’ place for team meetings for the last few years. The grounds are peaceful and secluded and it's the perfect location to get away from the office! We love the friendly staff and they take care of all the details.... from Computers and AV equipment to coffee service and lunch. I like the convenience of making one phone call and our entire event is planned!
Our company has held meetings as well as Employee Appreciation functions at Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center over the past few years. We have always enjoyed the Canterbury staff; and have had exemplary service for all events. Canterbury has always made us feel welcome; has provided excellent variety of food; and maintained a Christian atmosphere for our activities. The facilities and grounds have always been in excellent condition; and Canterbury has consistently gone above and beyond to ensure excellence in all of our events. We definitely plan to hold future events at Canterbury.
I have had the pleasure of holding several professional training sessions at Canterbury Retreat & Conference Center over the last few years. From the booking process and pre-session communications to the days on-site, I could not ask for a better partner. The staff is committed to creating a great service experience-- from the cleanliness of the meeting facilities to the accommodation of special dietary needs. If you are looking for a unique setting for a meeting or retreat and want a quality experience with more character than a standard hotel conference space, I recommend you use CR&CC. Many of my participants commented specifically on the venue and how they felt energized and relaxed in such beautiful surroundings, so close and yet so far from the hustle and bustle of the outside world. The fees are quite reasonable, there is plenty of parking, they provide most audio-visual equipment, and you will not find a more committted team.
For the past several years the Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center has been the perfect venue for our annual event. The friendly and helpful staff continuously provides exceptional service while we thoroughly enjoy the cozy environment overlooking the picturesque lake.
As Jesus commands us to pray and demonstrates so in his own moments of solitude and retreat, so must we. Canterbury Retreat and Conference center is a haven of rest, a place of renewal, a moment to hear again. I would dare say, the very existence of Canterbury is an act of obedience.
Como Jesus nos manda a orar y lo demuestra en sus propios momentos de soledad y retiro, asi debemos nosotros. Me atreveria a decir, la existencia misma de Canterbury es un acto de obedencia.
I have had the privilege of visiting Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center on two or three occasions. It's an amazing place of peace and serenity, coupled with an atmosphere that promotes healing and encourages fresh vision. Strategically located on the edge of one of the world's great tourist destinations, Orlando, Florida, is this beautiful, spiritual oasis. It's in the middle of everything and yet offers a total escape and a place of refreshment. It's an amazing, life-changing place. I can't wait to go again!
Canterbury is a sacred space to inhale the Spirit and drink the Water of Life. With that refreshment, we can go back into the world to live more authentically and effectively for Christ.
Canterbury Retreat Center is an oasis in the city! Warm, servant-leadership and true commitment to Christ mark all of the staff of Canterbury. Combined with great facilities and natural beauty it is a place where people can rest, listen to God and others, learn, make decisions and grow in faith. You’ll love Canterbury!