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.


Painting & Prayer Retreat

Painting & Prayer Retreat

Epiphany House, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3DR

Monday 15 — Friday 19 May 2017

Led by Maureen Edwards and Revd. Derek Collins

Take time out in the beautiful house & gardens of Epiphany House, Truro to deepen your connection to God and explore spirituality expressed through painting, light and colour. Suitable for all levels of ability, from beginner to more experienced artists, the retreat includes one-to-one painting tuition, spiritual accompaniment and plenty of free time for painting, prayer and relaxation.

Click here for more information or to book

St Patricks School London

God is in the Garden: Celebrating 25 years of Quiet Gardens

St John’s Church, Waterloo, London SE1 8TY

Saturday 20 May 2017, 10.15am – 5pm

With guest speakers Revd Lucy Winkett (Rector, St James’s Church, Piccadilly), Rev Dr Andrew Walker (Director, St Marylebone Healing and Counselling Centre, London) and Revd Philip Roderick (Founder-Director, Quiet Garden Movement).

Details and booking available here. 

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Summer Stillness – a day retreat guided by Brian Draper

Wigwam Retreat Centre, Riddlesworth, Norfolk IP22 2SZ

Wednesday 24 May 2017, 10am – 4pm

In this gentle yet purposeful retreat, Brian Draper will lead us into some much needed space – and there we’ll make time to be still, to regain perspective, and to come back up for air. We’ll get outside as much as we can, too, to enjoy the season’s light and warmth, to reconnect with God, and to walk the Wigwam Centre’s delightful grass labyrinth.

More details and booking form here