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Worship Songwriter Retreat 2023

In summer 2023 the Resound Worship Songwriter Retreat returns to Wydale Hall for its eighth year.

Join over 70 songwriters for five days of creativity, teaching, collaboration and worship.


Four nights at Wydale Hall in North Yorkshire, a country manor house overlooking a beautiful valley, under the summer sun with songwriters ranging from grassroots beginners to published professionals. A unique opportunity to gather, learn, share, collaborate, write and worship.

  • Main all-in sessions
  • Teaching
  • Regular feedback groups
  • One-on-one clinics
  • Group vocal recording
  • Trips out to see the sights
  • Final night concert
  • An opportunity to escape for a few days and use the time in the way that best suits you.

Speakers, Leaders and Contributors

Confirmed so far:

Sam Hargreaves
Joel Payne
Andy Piercy
Rachel Wilhelm

Keep checking back for more additions...



The retreat runs from 5pm Sunday 2 July to 1pm Thursday 6 July

To view last year's programme as an indication of what to expect, follow this link.

The 2023 event will finish at lunchtime on the Thursday.

Accommodation Options

We are offering a range of optons, to suit different budgets and to expand capacity. Prices include all meals.

Single Ensuite £435
This is a single occupancy bedroom with an ensuite bathroom. It may have a single or a double bed. For married couples there is an option to add another occupant for a further £275.

Twin Room (Shared) Ensuite £335
A bed in a shared room with an ensuite bathroom. You can specify when booking if there is another delegate you would prefer to share with.

Dorm Room (Shared) £275
Basic accommodation in a shared single-sex dormitory, with access to a separate shower room that is shared with campers.

Camping/Campervan £250
A plot on a shared field, with hookups. There is limited campervan access to the field depending on the width of the your vehicle, but we have another smaller field that will have room for larger vans (no hook up). Shower rooms are shared with the Dorm Room users. (Please note, the price is per person, not per plot)

Non-Residential £250
If you would prefer to find a local B&B, or even commute from wherever you live, then you can book a ticket that includes all meals and sessions but no accommodation provision.

Optional Branded Travelmug £10 - New for this year!
We try to minimise mess and waste, and this year we are encouraging people to bring their own travel mugs for refreshments. If you think that a Resound Worship / Worship Songwriting Retreat branded travel mug would be both useful and a nice memento, you can add it to to your ticket!

There is a bursary fund available for those for whom the cost would be prohibitive. If you are, or you know of, a songwriter who would benefit from this, please contact us directly. We really want to use the bursary and we'd love to hear from you!

Booking Terms

Booking conditions: Full payment is required at the time of booking. For cancellations before and including 27 April 2022 a full refund will be given. For cancellations between and including 28 April and 7 June a refund of 50% will be given. No refunds can be given for cancellations after 7 June. We recommend you take out travel insurance to cover your booking should you need to cancel after 7 June. 

In the event that the retreat is cancelled due to government restrictions, delegates will be able to defer their booking or receive a full refund.

Trailer for the 2022 retreat, but gives a good overview of the event!