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.


Quiet Days in Holy Week

Observe Holy Week at St Katharine’s, Parmoor

Through Holy Week and leading up to Easter weekend, we have organised three led Quiet Days followed by a day for you to come and ‘Be Still’. You are invited to attend any one day, or book in residentially and make a Holy Week Retreat out of two or more of these days.

Monday 6th April: ‘Beginning at Bethany’ with Revd Sally Dakin

Tuesday 7th April: ‘Living wheat, fruits of the journey’ led by Shirley Taylor

Wed. 8th April: ‘Finding calm in the storm’ with Anthea Wratten.

Thurs. 9th April: ‘Come and be still’, an un-led day of stillness with midday prayers.

Each day will cost £35, to include lunch and refreshments. For more details, and bookings, please ring 01494 881037, or email

Guided Retreat in Norfolk

Preparation for Easter: Journey to the cross with Jesus
April 1st – 3rd 2020

Letton Hall, Shipdham, Norfolk IP25 7SA

The retreat is centred around the monastic rhythm of prayer including a lunchtime Eucharist. During your retreat, there will also be the opportunity to meet up with a Spiritual Director 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, or download a flyer here.

Labyrinth Retreat Day at the Wigwam Centre

Springtime for the Soul – A day retreat to welcome the season.  Thursday 23 April

A labyrinth day retreat led by Brian Draper, writer, broadcaster and experienced retreat guide. Bothy 5, Wigwam Retreat Centre, near Diss, Norfolk

Brian writes, “It’s so good for the soul when we pause to reconnect with what matters most. But it’s not always easy to know how to do that. I’ll provide the prompts as we go in search of a renewed sense of communion with the Creator, and the rhythms of Creation. My prayer is that you leave refreshed, re-orientated and reinvigorated!”

Cost: £35 including light lunch and teas/coffees (concessions available for those on low incomes).

A flyer with further details and a booking form is available to download here, by email from, or by post by telephoning 020-8491-0222.