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.


Guided Retreat in Norfolk

Preparation for Lent: Into the desert with Jesus.
February 26th – 28th 2020

Letton Hall, Shipdham, Norfolk IP25 7SA

The retreat is centred around the monastic rhythm of prayer including a lunchtime Eucharist. There will be the opportunity for a group session of reflection or lectio divina at the beginning and end of 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.

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