Welcome to Our ‘Urban Oasis’

Christ is alive, with joy we sing,
We celebrate our risen Lord,
Praising the glory of his name. Alleluia!

We hope you had a good Easter and we wish you peace and joy for the Easter season.

Things are easing a bit regarding the pandemic. We are looking forward to being able to welcome you again at Saint Andrew’s. We are keeping an eye on the situation and the government guidelines and waiting for it to be possible to welcome you again safely.


Meditative Evening Prayer

Wednesday 28th April 2021

Order of service


Urban Oasis Silent Retreat

23rd July to 1st August 2021

Our Individually Guided Retreat will be a little different this year. To take into account the restrictions we imagine will still be in place, we will have very few places for a residential retreat, which will be self-catered only, and our guests will be asked to continue to observe strict social distancing and to wear face-coverings at all times indoors, when not in their bedrooms.

Suggested donation for the Individual Retreat with spiritual direction (IGR),

Residential (self catering), per 24 hours: £40 – £65

Online, per 24 hours £20 – £45

This residential retreat is now fully pre-booked. It is possible to consider other dates. There are still place for online Individually Guided Retreats at those dates.

Contact us

Should the situation change and we are able to open up further, with shared facilities, we will let you know on this page.


Journeying with Jesus in the Footsteps of His Passion

Monday 29, Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 March 2021

Still available here.


During the pandemic, we have to reinvent old ways of welcoming and accompanying retreats with new technology.

Events are shaping our lives without us having much choice. We may face challenges, we may feel that we need to pray and reflect, maybe with the companionship of someone else.

Resources for prayer and meditation

Visit our resources for prayer page,


Spiritual Oasis

Visit the spirituality page of our European website


Programme for 2021


Ways to donate


Un line with the government guidelines, our Welcome remains closed to all guests and visitors.

We hope to open again as soon as we can, once the rules change for our area.

(in line with government guidelines.)

There are possibilities to make an on online retreat, with daily personal accompaniment, as a way to deepen your prayer life, step back during a period of change or before making decisions… Such a retreat can be made from home, if you feel you have enough space and quiet, or from another venue that you can find for the time of the retreat.

We can tailor something by arrangement, for instance offer 3-Day retreats with daily accompaniment, or 4-week retreats with weekly accompaniment, or a single day retreat.

Ongoing spiritual accompaniment is possible online. Likewise, ongoing individual supervision for those in the ministry of spiritual accompaniment is possible online only. Contact us.

We remain prayerful and hopeful with you and wish you all our very best during these times.

You are welcome to continue to send your prayer intentions to us.


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Find our Online Prayers and Meditation here.



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!


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Our newsletters have both information on our programme for the upcoming months and general news of the community of Sisters of Saint Andrew’s in Lewisham. We publish 3 to 4 newsletters per year.

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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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