A Word From the Executive Director
“Come into me all ye that travail and are heavy laden and I will refresh you”- Matthew 11:28
Since joining Canterbury at the beginning of the year, I have been amazed to what lengths our staff members go to be sure every guest receives the best in hospitality. One staff member has been serving guests at Canterbury for 10 years. Teri Garcia is our House Manager and oversees both Food Service and Housekeeping. Teri exemplifies the spirit of hospitality, quickly handling any guest requests or needs, from extra blankets to special diets all with a cheerful smile. It is no wonder that Teri is our “Spring Employee of the Quarter”.
An Evening For Canterbury
Celebrating the Past and Looking to the Future
Saturday, October 12, 2019 5:30 p.m Reception7:00 p.m Dinner
RSVP: By October 1st (407) 365-5571 or online at canterburyretreat.org/dinner2019
All proceeds raised will support the mission and ministry of Canterbury Retreat & Conference Center(A 501C3 religious non-profit organization)
Tickets: $100 each
Special Room Rates
$37 per person
Honoring the past 37 years
Summer Deals continue through September!
Take advantage of the “Summer Deals” through the end of September, there has never been a better time to book your stay.
1. More time means more savings. Receive 15% off 3 nights, 20% off a minimum of 5 nights, and 25% off 7 nights or more.
2. As a thank you to all members of the clergy*, receive 25% off.
3. As a thank you to the men and women that educate our future generations, Canterbury is pleased to also offer a “Teacher Appreciation” special of 15% off accommodations. All reservations are subject to availability, some restrictions may apply. *Clergy from the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida receive 25% off the already low diocesan rate.
Special $65 football room rate per night. Only 10 minutes from the stadium. Come and stay at Canterbury and watch the UCF Knights.
Chef Michael’s Tuna and Avocado Canapes
From the Canterbury Kitchen:
A great addition to those summer “safe distance” BBQ’s
- 12 ea. Wonton Wrappers, each cut diagonally in half to form 2 triangles
- Olive Oil (for brushing)
- Sesame Seeds
- 2 T Soy Sauce
- 1 T Unseasoned Rice Vinegar
- 1 T Lemon Juice
- 1½ t Wasabi Paste
- ¾ t Asian Sesame Oil
- 8 oz Sushi-quality Ahi Tuna steak, cut into 1/3 in pieces
- 1 ea. Medium Avocado, halved, pitted, peeled, cut into 1/3 in cubes
- 1 cup 1/3 in cubed seemed English cucumbers
- 1 ea. Green onion, finely chopped
- Toasted Sesame Seeds
- Chopped Fresh Chives
- California Caviar (ginger flavored whitefish roe)
- Preheat oven to 350
- Arrange wontons on parchment paper lined sheet pan. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake until golden brown and then cool.
- Mix soy, vinegar, lemon juice, wasabi and sesame seed oil.
- Add tuna, avocado, green onion and cucumber. Fold together lightly.
- Spoon onto wontons and garnish with roe.
Palette Coffee Brewery
A wonderful addition at Canterbury is the Palette Coffee Brewery, located in the lounge. There you can enjoy specialty coffee drinks, chai, frappe’s, and kombucha.
Tuesday – Friday: 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM Saturday: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
*All profits fight Human trafficking*
See Our Upcoming Campus Renovations!
Holidays at Canterbury
Holidays are a “special” time at Canterbury for family and friends to gather and enjoy being taken care of by our friendly staff. Enjoy sumptuous holiday fare and No cooking for Mom. There is a “plethora” of activities both in the day and evening for children and adults. So, join the fun and book your holiday adventure now. Book your reservations 4 months prior to your visit and receive a 20% discount.
Package rates include all meals and activities (2-night minimum stay)$120 single, $200 double, (children ages 5 – 14 receive a $20 discount, under 5 stay free)
Celebrate Thanksgiving with no worries about cooking, cleaning or planning activities for a crowd. At Canterbury all are welcome to come celebrate and give thanks to God for our many blessings. Activities throughout the week are offered for all ages. Thanksgiving morning there will be the annual “Turkey Trot” around Lake Gem. There will of course be the Thanksgiving feast of turkey with all the trimmings. Watch the Thanksgiving Day Football games in the Lounge or take that “after feast nap” before the evening’s activities. In the mornings, catch a big mouth bass or canoe on Lake Gem. In the afternoon a traditional afternoon English tea will be served and perhaps a guest volleyball tournament. After dinner enjoy a musical presentation in the lounge or perhaps Bingo or a movie. On Saturday night it’s football in the Lounge, followed by S’mores around the fire pit. Sunday church services are all held in St. Augustine’s Chapel, which is shared with the congregation of the Church of the Incarnation who are an integral part of the Canterbury Community.
Come celebrate Christmas at Canterbury and let us handle all the holiday preparations, giving you the time to enjoy a festive and meaningful Christmas. Canterbury welcomes everyone to enjoy a festive and holy Christmas holiday. The days are packed with activities and a chance to renew and enjoy a special time with family and friends. There will be an opportunity to participate in various activities from Christmas crafts to evening entertainment. Youth programs are offered, allowing parents time to complete last-minute shopping.
Decorate a Christmas tree • Create your own gingerbread house • Make Christmas ornaments • Enjoy time with family and friends, without the “cooking and cleaning.”
Sunday Church services are all held in St. Augustine’s Chapel, which is shared with the congregation of the Church of the Incarnation who are an integral part of the Canterbury Community.
Easter is the highest and holiest celebration of the church year, as we commemorate the resurrection of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Services will be held overlooking beautiful Lake Gem, joining the congregation of the Church of the Incarnation. Together we will raise our voices in prayer and song amid God’s beautiful creation. (In case of rain, the services will be held in St. Augustine’s Chapel)
Sunday Brunch & Easter Egg Hunt
At Canterbury, guests and the local community enjoy a delicious Easter Brunch. Following brunch, an Easter Egg Hunt will be held that is free to all who attend. Children and adults are invited to take part in the fun.
Stations of the Cross, Nature Walk
We are offering our guests a twist on the classic Stations of the Cross devotion, which will be led by the Reverend Tom Phillips. Each of the 14 stations will be depicted along the trail that starts at St. Augustine’s Chapel. The walk is easy, however, there may be some mobility limitations. Please contact “Reservations” for additional details. 407-365-5571