The Association for Promoting Retreats (APR) was founded in 1913 to promote the development of the Christian life through retreats, particularly within the Anglican Communion.

Today the APR works in partnership with the Retreat Association. We are the largest of the RA’s founding member groups, serving alongside each other in strengthening the understanding and importance of retreats within our own Church traditions and to promote the value of retreats: for individuals, for the Church, and for society as a whole. Take a look around and discover how a retreat could be just what you are looking for.

A selection of members’ events is shown below – you can find more to browse here or by clicking the Noticeboard heading



Retreat Association Summer Event

6 June 2016, 9:30am – 4:00pm

Join us for a day of talks, discussions and opportunities to network, at the Royal Foundation of St Katharine, London

Guest speaker Prof Peter Tyler will be talking about Christian Mindfulness, with our Patrons Fr Christopher Jamison OSB and Rev Graham Sparkes giving their reflections.

Liturgist Emily Walker will lead us in song and the Chair of Trustees Rev Ian Green and Executive Director Alison MacTier will outline the work of the Charity.

Ticket price £48 includes sandwich lunch, morning coffee and afternoon tea; book your place to avoid disappointment.

Draft programme and booking form available from the Retreat Association


Retreat conductor sought 10th-12th June 2016 in Ely

A parish group from Finchley has been let down at short notice and is looking for a retreat conductor in Ely, weekend of 10th-12th June.

Honorarium of £100 offered plus full expenses.

If you know of anyone who may be interested please can you pass these details on to them?

Contact The Revd Philip Davison directly <>

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Summer Silence – a day retreat guided by Brian Draper

Thursday 14 July, 10.00am to 4.00pm


Summer is a time for restoration; an opportunity to give ourselves permission to pause, to relax, and to let life settle.  Brian Draper will ease us into some much needed space to do just that – and there we’ll make time for contemplation, stillness and silence. Weather permitting, we’ll get outside as much as we can, including walking the Wigwam Centre’s delightful grass labyrinth.

Brian Draper is a writer, speaker and broadcaster and an experienced retreat guide.

Cost: £28 (concessions available to those on a low income).  More details and booking form here Inquiries: contact Les Crossland, email  or telephone 0208 491 0222.