We are resuming our welcome from 6th July! Please scroll down for details.

"It is not knowing much, but realising things interiorly, that contents and satisfies our heart." St Ignatius of Loyola, Spiritual Exercises 2

Welcome to Our ‘Urban Oasis’

We are happy to announce that we will resume our welcome from 6th July

Our welcome will have certain modifications and restrictions, in line with government guidelines, of which a summary is below.

For all our guests:

We ask that you follow our hygiene measures, which the sister welcoming you will explain on your arrival.

For our residential guests (day and overnight):

There will be a maximum of 3 people for overnight residential stays. Each guest will use a separate kitchenette and a shower. A 72 hour gap will be left between each guest.

We can also welcome a few people for a few hours or a day (not overnight). A kettle and basic necessities (cup, plate, etc) will be made available in each use for their use. Access to kitchenettes is not possible.

Spiritual accompaniment:

We will be able to resume face to face spiritual accompaniment meetings.

Other information:

We are happy to continue to use online platforms where appropriate (ie spiritual accompaniment) if you are unable/uncomfortable with coming back to visit right now.

We continue to think and pray for all and especially those who may be particularly isolated at this time. During our evening prayer, we place a candle and our book of prayer intention on the altar as a sign of communion with all of you. Please contact us if you want to entrust to us any prayer intentions.

We will continue to follow official government updates and adapt our guidelines accordingly.


We live according to the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola:
To praise, serve and reverence God our Creator and serve God in the world.

Our house is a small retreat centre in South-East London between Lewisham and Blackheath, with Greenwich close nearby. It provides a surprisingly quiet space for groups (up to 25 people) and individuals looking for a place of retreat, silence and rest. We also have an in-house programme consisting of different day/evening and residential events. Please take the time to explore our different possibilities!

  • Sisters of St Andrew, 99 Belmont Hill, SE13 5DY, Lewisham, LONDON
  • E-mail: welcome@sisters-of-st-andrew.com
  • Telephone: 020 8852 1662
Five loaves and two fish

St. Andrew’s is a registered charity (no. 227315).

Data Protection registration number Z228928X

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