Our mission and ministry is to be a center for spiritual growth, equipping people with life and ministry skills, offering hospitality in a sacred space where people can come to know and grow in their knowledge and love of the Lord through sanctuary, retreats and conferences.
How do we do this?
Each member of our staff sees it as their mission to foster an environment that enables Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center guests to realize life-changing experiences. Our staff members are in tune with both the natural and spiritual environments that work in harmony to create sacred space.
We encourage and support purposeful work in this sacred space so that those who come here will return to their own communities rejuvenated and better able to serve their fellow human beings.
The Canterbury Prayer
O Gracious God, in whom we live, and move, and have our being, you are with us in times of joy and celebration; you are with us when we journey through the shadowlands.
So, continue to bless the Canterbury Retreat and Conference Center, its staff, board, donors, and all who care for this special and sacred place.
Grant that all those who come here as pilgrims and visitors find welcome and refreshment, peace and purpose, beauty and blessing, comfort and renewed companionship with you.
Then having experienced your presence here, send them forth by your Spirit to be agents of transformation in this weary world.
At this we ask through our Savior, Jesus Christ, our Companion along the way. Amen.