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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A date for your diaries!

The 2018 APR Annual General Meeting will take place at St Columba’s House, Woking at 2pm on Thursday 8th November. Watch this space for further details – but everyone is welcome!

Autumn Fruitfulness at the Wigwam Centre

A labyrinth retreat led by Brian Draper on Thursday 18 October at the Wigwam Retreat Centre, near Diss, Norfolk

A retreat in beautiful countryside, using the grass labyrinth in the Victorian walled garden. Brian writes “Together we’ll savour the peace that the Wigwam has to offer, we’ll seek a deeper communion with God, and we’ll welcome the spiritual invitation that autumn gently brings us”. So why not join us for a gentle but purposeful day retreat at Riddlesworth, where you can do just that?

Cost: £35 including light lunch and teas/coffees.

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

‘Take off your Shoes’: Retreat at St. Columba’s House

Tuesday 6th – Thursday 8th November 2018

Led by our new President, Bishop John Stroyan, and entitled ‘Take your shoes off’, this retreat is an opportunity to turn aside and see not only that the ground upon which we stand is holy, but that the holy ground of God is already deep within us. Led by Bishop John, it will incorporate a gentle rhythm of prayer and silent meditation, balanced by times of fellowship and reflection.

Booking forms are available to download here, by email from promoting.retreats@gmail.com, or by post, by telephoning (01395) 272243.

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