The 2018 APR Annual General Meeting will take place at St Columba’s House, Woking at 2pm on Thursday 8th November.
The AGM follows the 48-hour APR Retreat, ‘Take off your shoes’, led by APR President, Rt Revd John Stroyan. The retreat will culminate in a celebration of Holy Communion at 11.30 am, which you are welcome to attend. The APR will subsidise the cost of your two-course lunch, at 12.30pm, before the business part of the day, the AGM, begins at 2pm. We will finish with afternoon tea and homemade cake at approx. 3.30pm.
All members, and non-members, are welcome. We do, however, ask for a donation of £10 per person for the use of the facilities at St Columba’s House, which is payable either in advance (please send me a cheque made payable to the ‘Association for Promoting Retreats’), or in cash on the day. For catering purposes, please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday 26th October, at the latest, to say whether you will be attending, and whether you have any dietary (or other) requirements.
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 email@example.com, or by post by telephoning 020-8491-0222.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or by post, by telephoning (01395) 272243.
18th September to 23rd October, 2018
The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola residential retreat.
At The Coach House, Kilmuir, INVERNESS, overlooking the waters of the Moray Firth.
More information available on www.coachhousekilmuir.org.
It was a most enjoyable AGM at Holland House (Worcs) last month. APR President, Bishop John Stroyan, celebrated the Eucharist for member and Trustees in the beautiful chapel, and he also chaired the meeting.
There is much to look forward to with the APR in coming months, from the Conference for Diocesan Spiritual Advisers in April, to a members retreat in November… Read the Minutes of the meeting for yourselves by clicking on the link:
AGM Minutes 2017
We are pleased to announce that the Rt Revd John Stroyan, Bishop of Warwick, has been appointed as our new President.
Bishop John succeeds the Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, Bishop of Southwark, who came to the end of his term of office at the end of 2016.
APR member Rosey Feuell is pleased to offer her services as a retreat leader to individuals, groups, parishes and retreat centres. Rosey is regularly available in London, Cambridgeshire and beyond to lead courses or offer spiritual direction.
Click here for more information and contact details
The Scottish Episcopal Church of All Saints in Kinloch Rannoch, Perthshire is looking for visiting clergy who are interested in taking Sunday services in exchange for the use of the church cottage, sleeping up to 6 (adults and children) in a beautiful part of Scotland, for a suggested donation of £22 per day.
If interested, in the first instance please contact Revd Liz Baker: 01796 72005
Troodos Hills, Cyprus
Katafiyio is open the whole year and welcomes anyone who would wish to come away from regular life to stop, listen, relax and pray on an Individually Guided Retreat. Each IGR is tailor made to the individual.
Visits can be to suit the retreatant from one to eight overnight stays.
Donations invited, as suggested on our website.
Please contact Maggie Le-Roy
Retreat ideas include Stations of the Cross, Seven Last Words, and Music themed Retreats, but other ideas considered.
Very happy to conduct Holy Week Retreats.
Has published liturgical Stations Beatitude Stations, Daily Prayer.