Testimonials from some of our guests

Will & Helen Howell (From Harrogate)
Will & Helen Howell (From Harrogate)
"Many, many thanks once again for a wonderful stay. The weekend was beyond all our expectations and everyone really had a great time. Your welcome was excellent and right from the first enquiry, you give a sense of wanting people to enjoy their stay and making it a memorable, positive experience. You trusted our party and made us feel very welcome. You were a great support over the weekend but were also happy for us to get on with things."
Ethan Potter, Callcredit Information Group
Ethan Potter, Callcredit Information Group
"The staff were fantastic, particularly Simon's introductory speech. The main centre facilities and grounds were perfect, particularly the views! I don't think there was much that could be changed, everything was delivered to above and beyond our expectations."
Peter Conroy, The Oakwood Centre, Stockton on Tees.
Peter Conroy, The Oakwood Centre, Stockton on Tees.
"We decided to book with you again because of the great time we had and the professional way we were looked after the two previous occasions we've been."
Catherine Monaghan Y3/Y4 Teacher West Burton School, North Yorkshire
Catherine Monaghan Y3/Y4 Teacher West Burton School, North Yorkshire
"The Jonas Centre provides an inspiring base for a residential stay with a class of any age. Set in beautiful countryside, there are opportunities for designing a wealth of adventurous activities in a safe and peaceful environment. Comfortable cabins, friendly and accommodating staff and excellent kitchen and common room facilities make this an easy and unforgettable experience, for teachers and children alike. Well worth a visit!"
Mark Rance, Head of Operations, St Michael Le Belfrey, York
Mark Rance, Head of Operations, St Michael Le Belfrey, York
"Just a very quick note to thank you all so much for all your help over the weekend. It was our 11th Men's Weekend at The Jonas Centre and I think one of the best. I am so impressed by what you are all doing there and by your hospitable spirit. There are too many conference centres around the country without the proper gift of hospitality you have it in abundance. You have a 'can do'; attitude to what we want to be able to do with the men which makes all the difference to us. So thanks."
Graham Nightingale, Youth Director, Acorn Christian Ministries, Chesterfield
Graham Nightingale, Youth Director, Acorn Christian Ministries, Chesterfield
"I have come across no other centre where I have felt as welcomed and where every effort has been made to meet all our requests. And at the same time a personal interest in me - From my very first visit I never felt simply like a paying customer but someone who is known and cared about. I can only thank all involved again for creating such a wonderful place and for all your support over the years, bending over backwards to help us as we seek to serve our young people."
Heather McLeen, Children
Heather McLeen, Children's Worker, South Parade Baptist Church, Leeds
"We have now been visiting The Jonas Centre since 2002 with our annual children's and youth residential. We have kept coming back because it's a very special place. The setting is so beautiful and peaceful (until we arrive!) The kids love the freedom of the centre and we are happy with the safety of the setting.We have so many memories of God at work during our visit to the centre, We have brought more than 200 children over the years they have come from very varied backgrounds, some had never left Leeds, or seen sheep, goats or rabbits. For some of the children this has been their first stay away from home and have flourished in this safe environment.The team have always made us feel welcome, there is a family atmosphere here. "
Catherine Lawton KS2 Teacher, Kirkby Fleetham Primary School, North Yorkshire
Catherine Lawton KS2 Teacher, Kirkby Fleetham Primary School, North Yorkshire
"We have used The Jonas Centre for whole school residentially on a number of occasions. The welcome we receive, the friendliness of staff and their genuine wish to accommodate our needs and to help us in any way they can is exemplary. Staff are able to lead exciting activities secure in the knowledge that help and support is readily available in the event of any difficulties, meaning everyone in the group has a fantastic time."
Dan Tyler, Student Pastor, St Georges Church, Leeds
Dan Tyler, Student Pastor, St Georges Church, Leeds
"I have been here half a dozen times in different roles and have always found The Jonas Centre to be hospitable, flexible and able to provide for a variety of needs."
Hannah Reid, Mosaic Church Leeds
Hannah Reid, Mosaic Church Leeds
""You obviously cater for groups and this was so clear right from our arrival which made me feel very at ease. It's so helpful as a group co-ordinator to have staff who know the practicalities of handling large groups and we felt very well supported and cared for throughout our stay. The space is also fantastic and the freedom to use all the indoor spaces as well as outdoors made for a great weekend so thank you!""