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 Retreats and Events heading.


More Bursaries for Retreats for NHS Workers

As the APR’s way of saying ‘thank you’ to NHS Staff and care-workers for their tireless care throughout the pandemic, we have made a number of Bursaries available for them to go on retreat at any of the APR Retreat Houses across the UK. Thanks to some generous donations, we have been able to extend the scheme again, now running until June 2022.

Full details about how the scheme works, and how to apply, can be found on the Bursary page of our website.

If you would like to contribute to the NHS Bursary Fund, and help even more NHS and Care-Workers take a much-needed retreat this year, please follow this link.

You are chosen and Precious

… and I love you (Isaiah 43.4): (Re)discovering the love of God

A retreat at Launde Abbey from 7-10 February 2022, led by APR President, Rt Revd John Stroyan. Book now by following this link.

After a disorienting and anxious year, this retreat offers the opportunity to come home, to come back to God who in Christ invites us to make our home in him. As we do this, in this ‘yes’ to God, in his grace and mercy, we can experience his love as healing, as transforming, as reconciling. Knowing his love, we can make his love known.

Online Retreats with ‘Christian Retreats’

These are just a selection of the online retreats offered by Donna Worthington. For bookings and further information, please visit, or contact Donna directly:

THE WOMAN WITH THE HAEMORRHAGE (Luke 8:40-48): A countercultural text of liberation and a journey to the hem of His garment. 6th February, 2-5pm, £20

PARABLES COURSE: Nice little stories or subversive arrows that turn things upside down? Feb 10th, 17th and 24th, 6.30-9pm, £60