Many of the APR Retreat Houses have been forced to close as a result of the Coronavirus…, but a number have found innovative ways of continuing their ministries to people seeking quiet and spiritual refreshment.

They will be listed below, approximately alphabetically, with those that are still able to offer space or online support at the top of the list.

Don’t forget the Sheldon Hub is ALWAYS OPEN for confidential support and advice during the crisis.

All our APR Houses are now closed for residential visitors. However, many still have staff available (at least part-time) to answer any queries, take future bookings, or offer support. Do follow the links below.

The Abbey, Sutton Courtenay, Oxon, will be closed to visitors until (at least) the end of April.

The Bield at Blackruthven is closed at least until the end of April.

The Community of the Resurrection, Mirfield, are streaming their services live on their Facebook page (@CoRMirfield). These take place at 6.45, 12.00, 18.00 and 21.15 on weekdays, and at 7.30, 12.30, 18.00 and 21.15 on Sundays.

Edenham Regional House (Lincs) is also broadcasting its services live on Facebook and YouTube (@edenhamregionalhouse)

Ffald-y-Brenin, Pembrokeshire, is closed until further notice, but are hoping that people might join them in their ‘virtual prayer room’ on Twitter.

Holy Rood House, Thirsk, is closed for residential guests until further notice, but do follow them on Facebook for regular posts about health and pastoral care (@holyroodhouse).

Launde Abbey (Leics) is CLOSED to visitors from 23rd March until (at least) 18 May. However, it is developing a range of online prayers, podcasts and other links for its own online community, which can be accessed here.

The Royal Foundation of St. Katharine (London) is closed to visitors. However, its Yurt cafe remains open for buying your essentials (including loo-roll!), as well as coffee and sandwiches. It is also acting as ‘operations centre’ for Limehouse Aid, offering support, prayers and practical help to local residents.

Rydal Hall is closed until further notice.

Shepherds Dene, Northumbria, will be closed until (at least) 24 April.

The Society of Mary and Martha, Sheldon (Devon) are keeping a blog (click here), which people can subscribe to. Do join them during this time of isolation.

St Antony’s Priory, Durham, is closed to visitors for the moment, but will maintain a rhythm of intercessory prayer for all affected by the Coronavirus crisis.

St Columba’s House, Woking, is closed until further notice.

The Yurt Cafe at the Royal Foundation of St Katharine (London) is still open for takeaways.

St Mary’s Monastery, Kinnoull, is closed to residents until 20th June.

Shepherd’s Dene Retreat House, Northumbria, is closed at least until 24th April.

Whalley Abbey is closed for the forseeable future.

Although Wydale Hall in Yorkshire remains closed for residential groups, its gardens REMAIN OPEN at the moment. Check out their Facebook page for updates (@WydaleHall)