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.


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. 

Bishop John

Bishop of Warwick appointed President of APR

We are pleased to announce that the Rt Revd John Stroyan, Bishop of Warwick, has been appointed as our new President.

Bishop John succeeds the Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, Bishop of Southwark, who came to the end of his term of office at the end of 2016.


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Experienced Retreat Guide/Spiritual Director available

APR member Rosey Feuell is pleased to offer her services as a retreat leader to individuals, groups, parishes and retreat centres. Rosey is regularly available in London, Cambridgeshire and beyond to lead courses or offer spiritual direction.

Click here for more information and contact details