Centre your life in a place like no other.

The lost village of Dode, abandoned over 600 years ago due to the Black Death, is now a place of silence, stillness and reflection.

In a hidden Kentish valley, Dode has been a sacred place of peace for over 900 years nurturing the circle of life through rites of passage for all.

If you are looking for a spiritual centre for your life. A place to belong. A place to be. Let the Lost Village of Dode nurture you and those you care about through every aspect of life, as it has done over the centuries, for so many before and will do for so many more to come.

In this truly unique place, you may celebrate every major event of your life, spend time here whenever you wish, or perhaps take the opportunity to be at peace with Dode for the centuries to come.

The Lost Village of Dode. Centre your life in a place like no other.

Dode Church

For over 9 centuries the spiritual centre of the village, Dode church, has been a place of peace, worship, tolerance and respect.

Shrouded in romance and history the church is the ideal place to for a truly unique ceremony. The church has been silently standing guard over the lost village for centuries and is the most appropriate place to celebrate the joy of marriage celebrating the love of two people, or the passing of a loved one from this world to the next.

For some Dode is much more than a spiritual centre. The guardians ensure that this special place remains preserved and able to uphold the rites of passage for all with respect and dignity.

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Holly Henge

The stone circle at Dode evokes the spirituality of the centuries that have passed and the ancient beauty of worship on so many levels.

Therefore, within the circle it seems only right that some of the timeless rites of passage such as handfastings and wiccenings (baby namings) take place witnessed by the passages of time that go beyond Dode and on to eternity.

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Holly Barrow

Nestled beneath our Mother Earth in this tranquil valley, is an opportunity to rest for the centuries to come with those who have laid here for centuries past, and those still to come.

Holly Barrow provides the perfect place to complete the circle of life with dignity, respect and reverence allowing you to become a part of Dodes history.

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The Retreat

Sometimes reflection, an awareness of your spirituality and relaxation are not completed in hours. Sometimes they take a little longer.

The retreat offers accommodation built with the most natural and humble of material, nestled in a wooded corner of Dode with a view of the church and the stone circle. In this hidden valley, with time and reflection you may find the sense in your life that brings everything together.

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Guardians of Dode

For some Dode is much more than a spiritual centre. The guardians ensure that this special place remains preserved and able to uphold the rites of passage for all with respect and dignity.

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