At the APR we aim to:

  • encourage the exploration of different expressions of Christian spirituality
  • facilitate renewal and growth in spirituality
  • encourage training in retreat leadership and spiritual direction
  • promote the value of retreat and the work of retreat houses
  • encourage the provision of opportunities for quiet and reflection within the context of everyday life.

Our members come from all walks of life and all church traditions, with an emphasis on those who identify with the Anglican Church.

APR is a charity registered with the Charity Commission in England and Wales, number 222458, and governed by a Committee of Trustees elected by APR members. The Trustees meet four times a year to discuss our plans and activities for the future, and a general meeting is held each autumn, to which members are always very warmly invited. New Trustees are sometimes needed, and anyone interested in applying is invited to read our Trustee prospectus.

We are very grateful to our President, the Right Reverend the Bishop of Southwark, Christopher Chessun, for his keen interest in the life of the APR. Among other visits, Bishop Christopher chairs our annual general meeting.