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.

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Online Advent Course

As we prepare for another period of enforced isolation and/or reflection, why not consider doing an online Advent Course?

This one was written in the Diocese of Sheffield specifically for 2020, and engages with many of the challenges of the pandemic. It aims to help us reflect, at the darkest time of the year, on our calling to be Lights for Christ. We’ll consider what that means and looks like; how that light may shine more brightly at the close of this year. It is a 4-week course, and can be used individually or in groups.

More information and enrollment details from www.lightsforchrist.uk/lightinthedarkness

Bursaries for Retreats for NHS Workers

The APR would like to thank NHS Staff and care-workers for their tireless care throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic.

And to say ‘thank you’, we have made a number of Bursaries available for NHS staff and care-workers to make a retreat at any of the APR Retreat Houses across the UK before April 2021.

Full details about how the scheme works, and how to apply, can be found on the Bursary page of our website.

Beginners’ Retreat Experience

23-25th April 2021 at St Katharine’s Parmoor, near Henley

Have you ever wanted to lead a Retreat for Beginners, but haven’t known how, or where, to start? APR Trustees and experienced retreat-leaders, Alison Christian and Dawn Pointing, will guide you through some of the do’s, don’t’s and FAQ’s of this, whilst sharing a weekend retreat together as though for the very first time!

The retreat will cost £205 per person, to include all your meals, and in line with the current Covid-guidelines, all rooms are single and en-suite. Click here for more information, or download a Booking Form.

(Please note that whilst this retreat is, of course, open to everyone, it will be particularly useful for those people (including existing retreat-leaders) wishing to lead retreats for first-time retreatants)