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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6 events,

Summer Sabbatical Course at St Mary’s Monastery Kinnoull

Writing retreat at Rydal Hall

Knitting and Crochet retreat at Shepherds Dene

8 events,

Prayer Retreat at Penhurst Retreat Centre

7 events,

IGR at the Coach House Kilmuir

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Quiet Day at Rydal Hall

6 events,

7 events,

IGR at the House of Prayer

Retreat for clergy at St Katharine’s Parmoor

7 events,

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Quiet Day at Epiphany House

6 events,

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Quiet Day with Christian Retreats

3 events,

Spirituality of walking weekend at Sarum College

2 events,

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Divine Nature at St Columba’s House

6 events,

Residential Retreat with Christian Retreats

New directions Retreat at Penhurst Retreat Centre

4 events,

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Online Oasis Day

3 events,

Craft Week at Hilfield Friary

9 events,

Birdwatching Retreat with Even Sparrows

Wellbeing retreat at Penhurst Retreat Centre

Residential retreat at the Royal Foundation of St Katharine

Residential retreat at the Franciscan Centre, Ladywell

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Quiet Day at Penhurst Retreat Centre

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Quiet Day with Christian Retreats

10 events,

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Quiet Day at the House of Bethany

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Enneagram Day at the Bield at Blackruthven

3 events,

3 events,

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Quiet day at St Columba’s House

4 events,

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Quiet Day with Petite Retreats

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Evening meditation at The Abbey, Sutton Courtenay

4 events,

Ecofluency experience at the Franciscan Centre, Ladywell

Rest, Relax, Reflect retreat at the Coach House Kilmuir

7 events,

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Labyrinth day at St Columba’s House

6 events,

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Quiet Day with Petite Retreats

5 events,

7 events,

Painting Retreat at Penhurst Retreat Centre

12 events,

8 events,

- Event Series

Evening meditation at The Abbey, Sutton Courtenay

7 events,

Beginners IGR at Launde Abbey

- Event Series

Quiet Garden Day at St Michael’s Convent

6 events,

7 events,

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Quiet day at St Columba’s House

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

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.

Our latest e-newsletter is available to read 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 Nicholas Buxton (Director), and all who  seek refreshment or offer spiritual accompaniment at St Antony’s Priory, in Durham.

Are you looking for a new challenge?

There are vacancies for staff at the following APR Member Retreat Houses:

Director of Spiritual Direction at Sarum College
Housekeeping Assistant at Sarum College
Programme and Marketing Manager at Epiphany House
Resident Team Member at the Othona Community (Essex)
Deputy Cook and Housekeeper at the Bield at Blackruthven
Hospitality Manager at Holy Rood House
Finance Manager at Holy Rood House
Housekeeper and Assistant Cook at St Katharine’s Parmoor
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.