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 2020

2pm Wednesday 4th November 2020

Given the current restrictions on travel and group gatherings, this year’s AGM will be conducted online using ‘Zoom’. Whilst we will really miss meeting our members in person, and sharing lunch and worship together, it might be an opportunity for a wider geographical spread of people to join us as we reflect on the past year, and look forward to new projects.

Everyone is welcome to join – but you will need to register with us beforehand to get the Zoom link. Please email the APR Administrator on, or telephone 01395 272243, for all the details.

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.

Be Still: A Guided Retreat

4th-6th November 2020

Letton Hall, Shipdham, Norfolk IP25 7SA

The retreat is centred around the monastic rhythm of prayer including a lunchtime Eucharist. During your retreat, there will also be the opportunity to meet up with a Spiritual Director each day (advance booking required), and you will be welcome to join in with the monastic rhythm of prayer, good food and fellowship.

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.