What is Quiet Waters?
We're a Christian retreat house providing a friendly guest house experience.
What’s your history?
We first opened our doors in 1973 as three wonderful Christian ladies followed God’s call to give up their successful London lives and open a Christian retreat house in the East of England. Howard and Wendy Norton took up the baton in the 1980’s when the house was developed to offer more appropriate accommodation. Since then, a variety of committed team members have taken the vision forward. We continue to see God’s blessing on both guests and team alike.
What do we do?
Look after you. A warm welcome, hearty home-cooked meals and a comfortable home to relax in. Our job is to show God's love to you through our practical care, ensuring you have everything you need and nothing to disturb your time with God.
Who comes to QW?
All sorts from all over! Anyone seeking to draw closer to God.
Do you have much garden?
More than enough! The mature gardens are a guest favourite with lawns, walled garden, woodland walk and the River Waveney at the very end, with views over the meadows to Bath Hills. In total there's nearly two acres to explore. Ample for everyone to find some peace.
What is a rhythm of prayer?
Twice a day we meet up to worship our God. We usually pray, sometimes we sing and there is always time to turn to God's word and hear His message for us. Something to mull over and pray into. If you've other plans for your day that's absolutely fine.
Are you owned by the Church?
No, we're a small charitable trust, non-denominational, set up in the early 70's to look after tired and weary Christians. We are financed entirely by donations and run by a team of local trustees
Do you have a statement of faith?
We do not align to any church tradition or denomination and welcome all whatever their church background. Our ethos and theology closely align with the Evangelical Alliance basis of faith Basis of faith - Evangelical Alliance (eauk.org)
Who works at QW?
The house is run by a team of four who live on site and simply love looking after the guests. You energise and enthuse us! Meet Our Team→