Marygate News

Greetings from Marygate, March 2017

I hope this email arrives to find you well. The beginning of this year has been busy and enjoyable, so far, the weather on the island has been relatively warm for winter. This has been enjoyed by many new friends.

Over the winter, we have fitted a new shower suite in Cambridge House and upgraded the kitchen all of which helps prepare for the busy season ahead.

Seeking Staff

Presently we are seeking to employ a Retreat House Assistant. This a paid job. If you know anybody who would like to like to work at Marygate ask them to check out our website or to email us.


We always appreciate any help we have from our volunteers to help us look after our guests at Marygate. As well as volunteers to help in the houses we are especially looking for gardening volunteers who might come and help keep Cambridge House garden under. If you would like to come and join us for any time Email or ring us for details.

Raising the Roof!!

Both houses will be closed from 17th March for a month so we can literally raise the Marygate House roof. The flat roofs will be repaired and the large slate roof replaced and reset. Whilst this work is being done we will have a full survey of the building to see what work might also need doing to secure Marygate House which is in parts over 200 years old. The roof work will cost between £20,000 and £25,000 depending on what they find when they raise the roof.

We would appreciate donations towards ‘raising the roof’ to ensure that Marygate has a water tight and warm roof for many years to come.

To donate please send a cheques made out ‘Marygate House Holy Island’ or online through MyDonate. Donate to the cost of Marygate's New Roof

Thank You for all your support.

We look forward to seeing many of you over this coming year.

God Bless