The Fellowship of Meditation

Contemplative Meditation

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Marian Dunlop House

Marian Dunlop House is a Victorian house in the centre of Dorchester, used as a Christian meditation and retreat centre. When not being used by ourselves the meeting rooms are available for hire.

 Residential stays

Accommodation rates for members are £20 per member per night on a self catering basis. Guests staying with a member are £30 per person per night.

The property consists of the following rooms:

  • The Fellowship Office
  • 6 Single Rooms - available on the first and second floor
  • 2 Twin/Double Rooms - available on the first and second floor
  • Quiet Room / Library - ground floor
  • Sitting Room - ground floor
  • Dining Room & Kitchen - ground floor
  • Cloakroom - ground floor (fully accessible for those using a wheelchair)

We have a disabled ramp for easy access to the ground floor facilities.

Hire Rates for small group meetings 2023

Use of ground floor £15 per hour or £13 per hour if hired for more than 3 hours at any one time.

Use of one meeting room £8 per hour or £6.50 per hour if hired for more than 3 hours at any one time.


Discounts are available for regular hires.

We request that anyone hiring our rooms respect the quiet and peaceful atmosphere of the centre and avoid any activity which may cause annoyance to our neighbours.

Please contact the Fellowship's Office, currently open from 9.00am - 3.00pm Monday, Tuesday and every other Wednesday. Please telephone prior to making a special journey as other times can be accommodated. 

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  1. Marian Dunlop House
  2. Sitting room
  3. Library
  4. Dining room
  5. Double bedroom
  6. Bedroom
  7. Bedroom
  8. Bedroom

Accommodation is basic but comfortable with shared bathrooms and shower. There is a beautiful relaxing garden with a new summer house. There is parking for 5 or 6 cars at the front

For further information, please download our PDF about the property:

Marian Dunlop House.pdf (344.1KB)