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.

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Bursaries for Retreats for NHS Workers

The APR would like to thank NHS Staff and care-workers for their tireless care throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic.

And to say ‘thank you’, we have made a number of Bursaries available for NHS staff and care-workers to make a retreat at any of the APR Retreat Houses across the UK. The scheme has been extended from April until December 2021.

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.

Retreats in Norfolk

‘Time for Everything’ – Join an Individually Guided Retreat on the north Norfolk coast from 12-14 November 2021. Each Day will be centred around the monastic rhythm of prayer, and will include time for walking, talking, fellowship, reading, writing… indeed, ‘there is time for everything…. time to mend… and time to heal’ (Ecclesiastes 3.1-7). The retreat will cost £220, all meals included. More information can be found by clicking here.

You can also book ahead for an Advent retreat, 3-5 December. Details for this retreat can be downloaded here.

Booking forms are also available from the Revd Deborah Hamilton-Grey, (Email: rev@guidedretreats.org.uk, or telephone: 07896 658373) www.guidedretreats.org.uk,

Leading a Beginners’ Retreat

Now rescheduled for 22-24 October 2021 at St Katharine’s Parmoor, near Henley

Have you ever wanted to lead a Retreat for Beginners, but haven’t known how, or where, to start? APR Trustee and experienced retreat-leader, Alison Christian, will guide you through some of the do’s, don’t’s and FAQ’s of this, whilst sharing a weekend retreat together as though for the very first time!

The retreat will cost £205 per person, to include all your meals, and in line with the current Covid-guidelines, all rooms are single and en-suite. Click here for more information, or download a Booking Form.

(Please note that whilst this retreat is, of course, open to everyone, it will be particularly useful for those people (including existing retreat-leaders) wishing to lead retreats for first-time retreatants)