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.


Annual General Meeting 2019

2pm on Wednesday 30th October, at the Red Hill Christian Centre, Snitterfield, Stratford upon Avon.

The day will begin with a celebration of Holy Communion at 11.30 am, at which APR President, Rt Revd John Stroyan, will preside and preach. A simple lunch will be served at 12.30, and the AGM will follow this; the day will be rounded off with tea and cake at around 3.30pm.

All members, and non-members, are welcome for all, or part of the day, which will cost £20 a head to include food. This is payable either in advance, or in cash on the day. For catering purposes, please email the Administrator (, at the latest, by Friday 18th October, if you would like to attend.

Labyrinth Retreat Day at the Wigwam Centre

Autumn Soul – A day to go deeper.  Thursday 24 October

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

Brian writes, “We always have such a mellow and fruitful time at the Wigwam. We’ll make space to quieten our chattering minds, to let the Spirit lead and the soul respond. We’ll let the silence speak, and we’ll explore, very gently, the mysteries of the autumn season, which Parker Palmer describes as ‘real and colourful, fruitful and whole’.”

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.

Creative Retreats from home

How about trying something completely different this autumn? Kate Green offers week-long creative retreats in your own home. She says, ‘No art experience is needed, just a willingness to explore and experiment’. She can be contacted on 07886 809247, or by email on, or do take a look at her website,