....a peaceful oasis near the centre of Durham City

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Those who help make the space and guide the journeys:


Paul Golightly: is a Methodist Minister and Director of the Project.

He is particularly focused on developing Ignatian spirituality, and is a retreat leader and spiritual director.

He also leads workshops in Prayer and Movement.

Email: paulg at


Joan Golightly: is St Antony’s  part-time administrator and she co-ordinates all the bookings.

She cares for all the guests stay at the cottage and groups who use St Antony’s - as well as a myriad of other ongoing tasks!  

Email: durhamjoang at


Ruth Grant: is involved with spiritual accompaniment, retreats and supervision as well as playing her part in running quiet days.

Ruth tries to ensure the books balance at the end of each month and updates the website. 

Email: ruthg at


Joanne Morrison: has in her care the needs of some two thousand visitors each year who benefit from her cooking skills at Priory events.

See the recipe for her amazing and popular flapjacks! 'Joannes Recipe of The Month' HERE

Lynne Burke: is involved in spiritual accompaniment, and also works with schools in the Social Justice Programme linked to our newly established charity “Many Hands UK” which supports NGO’s caring for children in India. Lynne finds using Capacitar within the Wellbeing and Resilience work a great joy.

Email: lynneb at


Lynn Nausner: Lynn works as a Spiritual Director and Retreat Leader and is the Outreach and Recovery Co-ordinator for our Well-Being and Resilience Days.

She is also a person-centred counsellor and enjoys offering wellness practices, meditation and the gift of hospitality to all.

Email: lynnn at


Paul Tyler: is an Anglican Priest with a ministry to prisoners, ex-prisoners, and those outside the church. He is involved with spiritual accompaniment and, in particular, supporting ordained ministers. He looks after the library.

Email: stantonypault at


Sheila Shearer : has the vital role as our cleaner, ensuring that our rooms are cared-for and welcoming for visitors.  She also prepares our overnight accommodation for guests.