About

Peacemakers’ Fordyce House is set on a 5 hectare rural property in Parakai, one hour drive from Auckand CBD.

The 19th century homestead has been beautifully renovated and comfortably accommodates 20 people in single and double rooms. There is a well equipped, modern kitchen that is connected to a large dining room. As well as a spacious lounge, a sunny workshop and lots of outdoor space.

When you venture through the spacious outdoors, you’ll be surrounded with mature trees and colourful gardens. Thus making an ideal venue for seminars, workshops, retreats, whanau gatherings or time out for personal reflection.

Here at Peacemakers, Susannah Connolly offers organised prayer days, directed retreats, and unstructured “time-out” opportunities. Or why not enhance your own programme with the addition of one of our creative modules.

  • Spiritual Direction
  • Equine Assisted Therapy
  • Creative Arts
  • Midlife Retreats
  • Mothers and Daughters
  • Fathers and Sons
  • Men’s Spirituality
  • Chanting Retreats
  • Weddings
  • Ceremonies of Change
  • Gardening Seminars
  • Edible Weeds and Flowers

Also available in the area are the Parakai hot pools and a nearby township that boasts a supermarket, cafes and restaurants. But if you need a caterer we can recommend local services, just ask us for their menus.