Welcome to the Association for Promoting Retreats!

Are you looking for somewhere to go on retreat?

We can help!

On the interactive map above you will find all the APR member retreat houses, with contact details and a link to their website. We also support the work of retreat leaders across the UK, many of whom can offer you an online retreat.

Promoting Christian Spirituality Through Retreats

The Association for Promoting Retreats exists to encourage more people to go on retreat and to support the ministry of our member retreat houses and retreat leaders. We also organise a biannual conference for Church of England diocesan spirituality advisers, and administer a bursary fund to enable individuals to go on retreat when cost is an obstacle.

Retreat Calendar

Calendar of Events

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9 events,

Easter retreat at Holy Rood House

8 events,

5 events,

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Quiet Day at the Bield at Blackruthven

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Quiet Day with Christian Retreats

6 events,

Crossroads Retreat at the Royal Foundation of St Katharine

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Quiet Evening with Christian Retreats

6 events,

Wellbeing weekend at Penhurst Retreat Centre

Easter retreat at the Franciscan Centre, Ladywell

6 events,

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Online Quiet Day with Christian Retreats

7 events,

Icon Painting retreat at the Franciscan Centre, Ladywell

7 events,

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Creative Art Day at Holland House

9 events,

7 events,

12 events,

Crossroads retreat at Penhurst Retreat Centre

10 events,

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Quiet Day at Rydal Hall

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Singing Workshop at St Columba’s House

5 events,

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Ignatian Spirituality Course at Sarum College

3 events,

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Quiet Day at Wydale Hall

4 events,

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Rule of life course at Sarum College

8 events,

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Quiet day at Penhurst Retreat Centre

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Quiet Day at Ty Mawr Convent

7 events,

Seasons retreat at the House of Prayer

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Quiet Day at Epiphany House

9 events,

3 events,

4 events,

6 events,

Retiring well retreat at Penhurst Retreat Centre

6 events,

7 events,

6 events,

Praying with Jesus retreat at Penhurst Retreat Centre

5 events,

10 events,

IGR at the House of Prayer

Creative Retreat at the Royal Foundation of St Katharine

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Taize day at Epiphany House

6 events,

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Grief Quiet Day at Penhurst Retreat Centre

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Quiet Day at the Royal Foundation of St Katharine

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World Labyrinth Day at Treargel retreats

4 events,

At the APR we aim to:

  • promote the value of retreats and the work of retreat houses and retreat leaders 
  • support the provision of opportunities for quiet and reflection within the context of everyday life
  • encourage training in retreat leadership and spiritual direction
  • facilitate renewal and growth in spirituality
  • enable the exploration of different expressions of Christian spirituality

As a membership organisation, we rely on subscriptions to enable our work. If you are not already a member, please do consider joining APR, so that we can do even more to promote retreats.

Announcements

Our 2024 Spring Newsletter is now available – Click here to read it online.

Bookings are now open for our Autumn Retreat, which will be led by Revd Dr Andrew Mayes at St Katharine’s Parmoor from 22-24 Oct – to find out more, or make your own online booking, please click here.

There are many Individually Guided Retreats (IGRs) listed in our online calendar – simply type ‘IGR’ into the search function to find the right one for you!

This week we are praying for...

Each week we pray for one of our member retreat houses. This week we are praying for all who live, work or seek refreshment at Sarum College in Salisbury.

Are you looking for a new challenge?

There are vacancies for staff at the following APR Member Retreat Houses: Resident Chaplain at Launde Abbey
Resident Team Member at the Othona Community (Essex)
Deputy Cook and Housekeeper at the Bield at Blackruthven
Deputy Manager at the Othona Community (West Dorset)
Hospitality Manager at Holy Rood House
Housekeeper and Assistant Cook at St Katharine’s Parmoor
Full Time Cook at Wydale Hall
Senior Manager at the Community of the Resurrection, Mirfield
Housekeeper at the Retreat House Pleshey

Membership

Please consider joining APR, and help us support retreat houses and extend the benefit of retreats to more people. See the membership page for more information.

Bursaries

Our Bursary Scheme is there to help our retreat house members enable more people to benefit from retreats, especially where cost might be an obstacle. See the Bursary page for details.

Resources

We regularly post articles and information on topics related to retreats, prayer, and Christian spirituality. We hope you will find something of interest; see the Resources Pages here.

Support the work of APR

As a membership organisation, we rely on subscriptions to enable our work. If you are not already a member, please do consider joining APR, so that we can do even more to promote retreats.

If you are a UK taxpayer, please consider Gift Aiding your donation. We are able to claim an additional 25% from HMRC on top of your donation, at no extra cost to you. All you need do is complete our online Gift Aid declaration form and we’ll take care of the rest.

How to Donate

If you would like to make a donation to support the work of APR, or specifically to the Bursary Fund, you can do so by means of the online donation button below.