About Wistaston Hall


The story of Wistaston Hall goes back to the 12th century. The present house was built in the early 17th Century and is one of Cheshire's historic buildings with many local associations. It was acquired by the Oblate Congregation in 1943.

The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate was founded in France by St Eugene DeMazenod. We see Wistaston Hall as a centre for Adult Faith Development. This purpose is promoted through the provision of a resource for Retreats and Conferences. As well as being a resource for the ministry of our own Congregation, we are happy to share this facility with other groups, lay and religious, who seek to promote the life of faith. We also welcome groups from other denominations and faith traditions.

In 2003/4 Wistaston Hall underwent a major reconstruction and renovation programme, making it one of the most modern and comfortable Retreat Centres in the country. The original Hall has retained many of its historic features. To these have been added new bedrooms, conference and dining facilities, tastefully linking the old with the new. Peaceful gardens and scenic walks surround the house, which is conveniently situated close to the towns of Crewe, historic Nantwich and local amenities. The beautiful Cheshire plain is within a short traveling distance with its many walks and other attractions.


Our Facilities


Main Rooms

  • Conference room 1 with projector and screen. Streaming webcam available. Computer point & wifi. Also bluetooth soundbar 

  • Conference room 2 Streaming webcam available. Computer point and wifi

  • Chapel with seating

  • Foyer with Log burner for those winter nights

  • Dinning room with seating for 50

  • Library with around 1000+ books, available for you to use on your stay

  • Lounge with bar & seating area. Radio & Television with sky available

  • Coffee docks are available on all floors where you are welcome to make tea and coffee

  • Conservatory runs along the front of the house


  • Total number of Bedrooms 23
  • Single occupancy 23
  • Double bed rooms 2
  • Twin Rooms 12
  • Single Rooms 9
  • Maximum number of guests 37 (Including Double bed sharing)
  • Total number of en-suite rooms 22
  • Total number of downstairs rooms with  3
  • Bed linen and towels provided


There are plenty of public toilets on the ground floor & Wifi is available throughout the building.

The Retreat Centre is set in six acres of well kept gardens with pathways around the grounds with seating points.


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