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.


Retreat at Pleshey, Essex

And God saw that it was good; Heaven and Earth are full of your glory

with Jane Franklin

Friday 9th February, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – Sunday 11th February, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

An opportunity to explore the Divine and Nature and your own Creativity through contemplation, colourful prayer and poetry influenced by Hildegard of Bingen, Ignatius of Loyola and Francis of Assisi.


APR Annual General Meeting on Saturday 28th October

Join the Trustees of the Association for Promoting Retreats as they look back on a year of change, and forward to a year of growth, at their AGM at Holland House in Worcestershire this October!

The day will start with coffee at 11am, after which our new President, Rt Revd John Stroyan, Bishop of Warwick, will celebrate Holy Communion. The AGM will be held after lunch, at 2pm. We will finish with afternoon tea and homemade cake at approx. 3.30pm. All members, and non-members, are welcome.


Bishop of Warwick appointed President of APR

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.