St. Ignatius Deemerton Church, Retreat & Event Centre

                                              Nestled in the country, 
in the hamlet of Deemerton, Ontario. 

Information & Bookings

186 Sideroad 20 N
Mildmay, Ontario N0G 2J0

emails are responded to within 24 hours

Facilities include event hall, Catholic church, sleeping accommodations for 60, and self-catering kitchen.
This retreat centre is in the centre of the Mildmay-Carlsruhe parish and has the full support of its pastor.

We are a not-for-profit Catholic charity, with a goal of providing an affordable, independent, retreat centre and gathering place.

Why book your retreat with us?

St. Ignatius is self-contained retreat centre set amidst the peaceful and tranquil rolling hills of Bruce county. Here you will find the calm and serenity necessary to relax, and enjoy your stay.

With us, you take full control of your retreat- we just supply the venue! 

Unlike other retreat centres, where you’re obliged to accept their meal plans, we offer a self-catering kitchen which can significantly reduce the cost of your retreat. Some groups especially enjoy this unique benefit to accommodate special cultural and dietary needs. Some retreats will assign a “kitchen crew” as part of the retreat experience.

For groups who would like a catered retreat, arrangements can be made with local caterers upon request.


“Try to keep your soul always in peace and quiet, always ready for whatever our lord may wish to work in you.”

-St. Ignatius of Loyola


Spiritual Retreats

St. Ignatius Deemerton offers an affordable venue for spiritual retreats. Offering accommodations for up to 60 guests, multiple meeting spaces, a self-catering kitchen, a consecrated Catholic Oratory, and the quiet countryside. Whether it is a student retreat, a silent women/men’s retreat, or a couples retreat, all your retreat needs will be met.


Other Retreats &
Family Reunions

Have a different kind of retreat in mind? No problem. We’ve hosted family reunions and other overnight events. Are you a scrapbooker? Host your next retreat with us, as we feature a scrapbook-friendly gathering hall.

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Weddings & Special Events

A perfect place for your wedding or special event- in one venue!  The Church, hall, and accommodations all in one place. 

St. Ignatius Church is consecrated for Catholic weddings, and other sacraments. 

Or simply book the hall for your reception or other events.


“The entire place had become an altar, and our lives had become a living sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving. And the joy of God’s presence could not be contained.

– Ania Krysciak, Chaplain, University of Guelph & Wilfred Laurier University

“I’d like to thank you for letting us use the retreat centre. We found the place filled with the Holy Spirit and the surroundings are just magical.

Our topic for the retreat was: Death, Last Judgement, Hell and Heaven. The cemetery, the weather, the fog on Sunday morning, the beautiful old trees around the church and along the road, they all spoke to us about God and people who lived in Deemerton. They spoke about all the volunteers supporting the centre.

We all have learned more about ourselves and we all came closer to God.”

– Bogdan Kowalczyk

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