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 – find more by clicking the Noticeboard heading.

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Guided Retreat in Norfolk

Preparation for Lent: Into the desert with Jesus.
February 26th – 28th 2020

Letton Hall, Shipdham, Norfolk IP25 7SA

The retreat is centred around the monastic rhythm of prayer including a lunchtime Eucharist. There will be the opportunity for a group session of reflection or lectio divina at the beginning and end of each day.

Accomodation, full board including all meals and led retreat, are included in ticket cost, £160 per person. More information, and booking forms, are available from www.guidedretreats.org.uk, or download a flyer here.

APR Retreat at St Columba’s House, Woking

Mon 2nd – Wed 4th November 2020

The retreat will cost £205 per person (or £185 per person, sharing a room), which will include all your meals. To book, please complete and return the downloadable Booking Form, with your deposit, or contact the APR Administrator who will be able to help you.

Led by APR Chair, the Revd Barry Preece, the retreat is entitled ‘Late Musings’. Barry writes, ‘I am a reflective person by nature and this retreat will be an opportunity to share thoughts about aspects of faith and life which have become increasingly important to me.  With titles of talks that include “Good Enough”, “Such is the Mystery” and “Letting in the Light” you may already have an idea of what some of those things might be.

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In the Shadow of your Wings

A retreat on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne 2nd-4th March 2020

Led by Jane Franklin, Spiritual Director and Voyager with the Community of Aidan and Hilda, this retreat will give  an opportunity to explore the Feminine nature of God through Scripture and beyond, then respond in reflection and creative activities.

More details can be found by downloading the flyer here. It will cost £250, and can be booked by contacting opengate@aidanandhilda.org.uk.