Address:
Sheldon Lane
Doddiscombsleigh
Exeter
Devon
EX6 7YT
UNITED KINGDOM
Web:
www.sheldonretreat.com
Email:
smm@sheldonretreat.com
Tel: 01647 252752

Sheldon (Mary and Martha)

Service Organisation | UNITED KINGDOM

Sheldon the place

A cluster of farm buildings tucked away at the end of a lane in the Teign Valley in Devon. Sheldon is owned by an independent charity (The Society of Mary and Martha). Over the past 30 years all the accommodation has been built, converted or extensively refurbished. Now with 27 guest bedrooms and a variety of chapels, meeting rooms, kitchens and other ancillary facilities we provide good space at many levels - physical, emotional and spiritual. The 45 acres of gardens, fields and woodlands also contribute to a an environment that is healing and restorative. We welcome several thousand guests each year from individual private retreatants to a few larger groups. 

Sheldon the people

Sheldon is home to an intentional community with a vocational commitment to the ministry of the centre. We are a small lay community with women and men, single and married who make up the core of the workforce. We are not life-vowed but do aim for commitments that are medium to long term - the next 'stretch' of our lives. (There are also opportunities for short term volunteering and salaried staff roles.)

Sheldon the ministry

Many of our resources are open to everyone including private and led retreats, and space for groups to run their own programme. Our specialist focus is providing resources for people in ministry, especially at times of stress, crisis, burnout or breakdown. We do this in person and through the online Sheldon Hub which has grown out of the 'real world' Sheldon ministry. This aspect is generally discreet and focused on the needs of each individual.    

Latest Opportunities:

Job Details

Location: Exeter
Work from Home
Finance: Salary/Allowance
Duration: Open‑ended / Permanent
Activity: Administration, Finance & Fundraising, Information Technology, Marketing, Media & Communications
Posted: 22 Apr 2022
Closes: Open-ended

Administrator

Wide ranging senior role to suit mature capable person as part of team running retreat centre and more

Job Details

Location: Devon / Exeter
Finance: Salary/Allowance
Duration: Open‑ended / Permanent
Activity: Hospitality, Other
Posted: 12 Apr 2022
Closes: Open-ended

Deputy Cellarer (Capable cook)

"Love made visible in food and drink". Planning, preparing, serving and hosting meals for guests at Sheldon retreat centre.

Job Details

Location: Exeter
Work from Home
Finance: Salary/Allowance
Duration: Open‑ended / Permanent
Activity: Hospitality
Posted: 12 Apr 2022
Closes: Open-ended

Housekeeper

Preparation and serving of rooms for guests at Sheldon retreat centre. Leading a small team, collaborating with fellow community members.

Job Details

Location: Devon / Exeter
Finance: Salary/Allowance
Duration: Open‑ended / Permanent
Activity: Administration, Hospitality, Information Technology, Media & Communications, Support Ministries
Posted: 12 Apr 2022
Closes: Open-ended

Member of the Sheldon Community

Mature all-rounders (of any age) to join the life and work of a lay community running a retreat centre in Devon.