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.


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

Turned by Divine Love

A Quiet Day led by APR President, Rt Revd John Stroyan, at the Meditatio Centre, St Marks Church, London EC1R 1XX

Saturday 7th December, from 10.30am to 4.00pm. (Cost £30, concessions £20, booking is essential)

Bishop John will lead a day of reflection and silent prayer on starting again with God and with others. Drawing on the rich Christian traditions of both east and west, the reflections will be based on his recently published book, Turned by Divine Love, which evokes fresh praying and thinking about all the key relationships in our lives, beginning with God.

You can book online following the link,, by emailing, or by telephoning 020 7278 2070.



Annual General Meeting 2019

The AGM took place on Wednesday 30th October at the Red Hill Christian Centre, Snitterfield, Stratford upon Avon.

Led by the President, Bishop John Stroyan, and supported by 15 Trustees and other APR Members, it was a day full of fellowship, prayer, good conversation and even some business!  The 2019 AGM Minutes are now available to be downloaded, along with the Annual Report and Accounts 2019 (just click on these links).