Welcome to the website for Saint Francis Retreat Centre, a ministry of the Order of Friars Minor (Franciscan Friars) of the Holy Spirit Province - Region of St Andrew, Aotearoa New Zealand.
The Saint Francis Retreat Centre is situated in three hectares of park-like surroundings 20 minutes from Auckland International Airport. It provides opportunities for Retreats, Prayer Days, places for quiet reflection and conferences for Church and other non-church organisations.
The Retreat Centre is a ministry of the Order of Friars Minor, brothers and priests following in the footsteps of St Francis of Assisi. It is open to many different faiths and groups for Retreats, Days of Prayer, Conferences, and Workshops.
We can sleep up to 40 people and while our accommodation is simple, it is comfortable and clean. We provide excellent home-cooked meals, and can cater for many diets. The surrounding grounds provide a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere for retreats as well as seminars and workshops. The Centre is staffed by Franciscan Friars and dedicated lay people who carry on the Franciscan Spirit of hospitality and peace.
If you or your parish/group wish to make an inquiry please do not hesitate to contact us.