Membership of APR is open to individuals, parishes and other groups, and retreat centres themselves. Your support, whether through membership subscription or donation, helps us to raise awareness of the value of retreats, within the Church and beyond.

Thanks to the generosity of our members, we are able to:

  • Support the work of more than 80 retreat houses in the UK and beyond
  • Promote over 50 individual Quiet Days and Retreats each month
  • Support 30-40 people in financial hardship to go on retreat at one of our member houses every year through our Bursary Fund
  • And offer training, events and access to useful resources to all our members.

Can you help us bring the benefits of retreats to even more people?

If you would like to apply for membership of the APR as an individual or a parish group/community, please click here.

For information about the benefits of becoming an APR Member House or online retreat giver, please follow this link.


We keep APR subscription rates low to enable as many people as possible to maintain their membership. While we rely on the annual subscriptions to facilitate our core work, we are especially grateful for donations and bequests, which enable us to develop our work in promoting retreats even further. Such generosity has, for example, enabled us to create and maintain our Bursary fund, which helps our member retreat centres in providing retreats for people who may not otherwise be able to afford the whole cost, and in organising very successful large-scale diocesan conferences, as well as encouraging people at the start of their ministry with a period of complimentary membership.

If you are able to consider making a regular donation to APR’s work, you may like to add this to your annual subscription. For one-off donations either to our general fund or direct to our Bursary Fund, please use the PayPal links (see left) or, if you would rather send a cheque, please make this payable to ‘Association for Promoting Retreats’, adding “Bursary Fund” if desired, and send to our office address.

Thank you!