“The value of silence cannot be understood except through experience…. What joy awaits discovery in the silence behind the portals of your mind no human tongue can tell.”

— Paramahansa Yogananda

Participating in a retreat offers members the opportunity to withdraw temporarily from the many activities and pressures of daily life and to come together to fully dedicate a day or two to practicing the presence of God, spiritual study, and relaxing physically and mentally through deep meditation. The united concentration and devotion of the group reinforces each individual’s endeavours to develop a more personal relationship with God.

You will be very welcome to join with us on these retreats, detailed below. The contacts given are for retreat information. For all other London Centre enquiries please visit our “contact us” page.


One Day retreats are held at the London Centre on four Sundays of the year. Everyone can attend, no registration is needed and they are free of charge.

Sunday, 10th February, 10:00-17:30;

Sunday, 9th June, 10:00-17:30;

Sunday, 25th August, 10:00-17:30;

Sunday, 10th November, 10:00-17:30;

For a brochure about one day retreats click here.

General enquiries:


Discounted places may be available for SRF members unable to pay the full booking fee; please tick the relevant box on the registration form if you would like an application form, or enquire via the contact below.

Or, if you should wish to make a contribution to the fund, this would be deeply appreciated.

For a general brochure about our weekend retreats, please click here.

The 2019 retreat dates, costs and booking dates are as follows:

Carmelite Priory Oxford, Chilswell, Boars Hill, Oxford, OX1 5HB

Download  Carmelite Brochure 2019

To register for this retreat, click here.

Oct 11th – 13th 2 day £144 bookings open on July 17th
Oct 11th – 14th 3 day £216 bookings open on July 17th


Charney Manor, Charney Bassett, Wantage, Oxon, OX12 0EJ

Download  Charney Manor Brochure 2019

To register for this retreat, click here.

Nov 29th  -Dec 1st 2 day £212 bookings open on  Sept 3rd


Please email your general enquiries to Jane Parsons,

You are warmly invited to come to these retreats for a period of renewal in body, mind and soul.