Welcome to Our ‘Urban Oasis’

A meditative walk in our grounds in June 2021

We are beginning to open up again!

From Monday May 17th, as lockdown restrictions begin to ease, we will be able to begin opening our welcome to visitors and guests again. For now, and until restrictions are further eased, our places for overnight guests will continue to be limited, and social distancing and special hygiene measures will continue to be in place.

Our Meditative Evening Prayer, held on the last Wednesday of the month, will continue online for now, until we can safely open our chapel to a free number of visitors. For the same reason, our Open Afternoon (23/5/21) has been postponed.

Online accompaniment and guided retreats also remain an option for those who wish.We look forward to welcoming you!

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(in line with government guidelines.)


Wednesday Meditative Evening Prayers

Last Wednesday of each month except July and August. Click here


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.

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


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,

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


Spiritual Oasis

Visit the spirituality page of our European website


Programme for 2021


Ways to donate


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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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