Welcome to Our ‘Urban Oasis’

‘Abiding in Christ’

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity from 18th to 25th January 2021

Materials for 2021 have been prepared by the

Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland 

Resources can be downloaded here.

If you have used our Online Advent Calendar, you may like to read our Echo-Board Poem.

our 2020 crib

As London is now in Tier 4 since Sunday 20th December, our Welcome remains closed to all guests and visitors.

We hope to open again as soon as we can, once the Tier restrictions 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.


Last Wednesday of the Month: Meditative Evening Prayer online, 30th December 2020.


Happy Christmas to you! Read our letter-card.

If you wish to be on our mailing list, it is simple: register here.

Our 2019 crib


You can revisit our Advent Calendar 2020 here


Find our Online Prayers and Meditation here.

The Meditative Evening Prayer for Advent (Wednesday 9th December 2020) has been posted in two parts with another movie for a Meditation on Trees.

‘The barest Trees’: A Parable of Hope

‘Love and Mindfulness already see on the barest Trees

the blossoming Dreams of the coming Spring.’ from Japan


Our next Meditative Prayer with Taizé chants will be posted online Wednesday 30th December 2020.


Pre-programme for 2021


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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