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 – you can find more to browse here or by clicking the Noticeboard heading


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Autumn Silence – a day retreat guided by Brian Draper

Thursday 4th October, 10.00am to 4.00pm


This retreat day will focus in particular on the themes of Autumn – with its mists and mellow fruitfulness! We’ll use for inspiration the great outdoors itself as we explore what this rich and beautiful season has to teach us.

Brian Draper is a writer, speaker and broadcaster and an experienced retreat guide; he has led a number of very successful retreats for us using our open-air labyrinth, and we look forward to welcoming him back to the Wigwam again..

Cost: £28 (concessions available to those on a low income).  More details and booking form here Inquiries: contact Les Crossland, email  or telephone 0208 491 0222.


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APR AGM 2016: Stops on the journey

The Trustees are pleased to announce plans for our Annual General Meeting, to be held on Saturday 29 October 2016 at St George the Martyr, Borough, London.

Our agenda for the day includes presentations from a theologian, a chaplain, and a publisher – all encouraging us to reflect on the relationship between journeying and times of retreat.

Read more and book your place today


Teaching, healing and prayer ministry retreats at Whitchester Christian Guest House

These courses of teaching, healing and ministry for men and women respectively are led by Soterion Ministries and aim to bring the freedom that Christ offers into the lives of those attending.

Find out more and book today