Retreats and Pilgrimages

Grace Cathedral Retreats at The Bishop’s Ranch

The Diocese of California has two beautiful, dedicated conference and retreat centers.  The Bishop’s Ranch  and St. Dorothy’s Rest. The Cathedral regularly organizes retreats for various groups to The Bishop’s Ranch in Healdsburg. Located on rolling hills in the heart of Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley, it is a serene and tranquil setting. 

Regular Cathedral retreats held here include senior retreats in the spring and fall and the family retreat in the spring. For more information, contact the Office of the Congregation at 415-749-6344 or

Congregation Retreat

What better way to celebrate Memorial Day than with your Grace Cathedral family? For three days, enjoy time with friends from the cathedral while someone else does the cooking. Hit the “pause” button, unwind and make new friends while the kids run on the grass, spin on the tire swing or splash in the pool on DioCal’s hillside ranch overlooking Sonoma County’s wine country. 

The Bishop’s Ranch is near Healdsburg, 74 miles north of Grace Cathedral. Driving times range from 1-2 hours, depending on traffic. 

The fee includes comfortable accommodations, meals & all activities for all three days. Sliding scale; partial scholarships available. 

Registration for the 2018 retreat is now closed.

Where: Bishop’s Ranch, Healdsburg, CA

Senior Retreat

A time of fellowship and relaxation for seniors, at beautiful Bishop’s Ranch in Healdsburg, CA. In addition to the beautiful scenery our seniors enjoy a program that includes prayer, arts and crafts, social hour, Holy Eucharist, Compline, meditation, music, walks on the labyrinth and pastoral appointments.

The next retreat are Tuesday, October 23 to Thursday, October 25

For more information, email the Rev. Canon Nina Pickerrell or call 415-749-6391.

Where: Bishop’s Ranch, Healdburg, CA

Pilgrimage to the Land of the Holy One

A transformative journey of pilgrimage to biblical sites in Israel-Palestine. The group will visit Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jericho, Galilee, Nazareth and more. The Rev. Canon Mark Stanger and an Israeli-licensed local Palestinian Christian guide, Canon Iyad Qumri will lead the trip.When: March 28 – April 8, 2019

Learn more about the pilgrimage and see a stunning documentary on Sunday, September 23 or Thursday, September 27.

Questions? Email the Rev. Canon Mark Stanger or call 415-749-6318.

Registration is now open!


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