Welcome to Our Urban Oasis

Our retreat house is open.

We welcome silent retreats (private or individually guided), quiet days (with a meeting with a sister if arranged in advance) and groups. Contact us if you are interested.

To help us all over the coming months and so everyone feels safe, we will continue to encourage the following hygiene measures here : frequent handwashing, use of hand sanitizers and face masks, distancing and ventilation.

We have also put together a programme for the end of the year, hoping that the situation will allow us to host it here in Lewisham. You will soon find more information.

We look forward to welcoming you !

(in line with government guidelines.)


Autumn 2021

Wednesday 29th September:

Meditative evening prayer

with Taizé chants.

Watch the prayer online

Wednesday 27th October:

Meditative evening prayer with Taizé chants.

7.30 to 8.30pm. Arrive at 7.00 if you wish to practice the songs.

All are welcome.

Friday 29th to Sunday 31st October

Stepping Stones into Silence

A silent retreat for beginners with personal accompaniment – Individually Guided Retreat –

5pm Friday to 5pm Sunday. More on our printable flyer. Contact us.

Sisters of St Andrew.

Wednesday 24th November:

Meditative evening prayer with Taizé chants.

7.30 to 8.30pm. Arrive at 7.00 if you wish to practice the songs.

All are welcome.

Saturday 27th November

‘Cannonball effect’. An Advent Quiet Day in the Jubilee Year of St Ignatius

How does Ignatius’ life changing experience at the battle of Pamplona inspire our Advent journey. More on our printable flyer. Booking.

led by Sr Marie-Christine

Sunday 28th November 2021

For the feast of St Andrew

You are invited to our Open Afternoon

Come any time between 2.00pm and 5.00pm

Enjoy * Relax * Walk the labyrinth in the garden * Spend time together * Garden trail * Games * Mini Craft Market * Refreshments

4.00 – 4.30pm Prayer with the community in the Chapel

If you know you will be coming please let us know:

email: welcome@sisters-of-st-andrew.com ; T: 020-8852-1662 or online at https://sisters-of-st-andrew.com/contact-us/

Printable flyer


Advent Quiet Evening

Wednesday 15 December 2021

In that day

the wolf shall live

with the lamb …

they will neither harm nor destroy

on all my Holy Mountain’

Bible Introduction followed by an hour of silence

Isaiah 11: 6 … 9

Bible introduction followed by an hour of silence

and concluding with a short prayer with the community

7.30 to 9 pm

Everybody welcome. No booking required.

Printable flyer


Wednesday 29th December:

Meditative evening prayer with Taizé chants.

7.30 to 8.30pm. Arrive at 7.00 if you wish to practice the songs.

All are welcome.

Autumn 2021 Printable copy


Meditating with colour

See the fruit of the retreat of a young woman.


Ignatian Year


Programme events 2022 (provisional)


Wednesday Meditative Evening Prayers

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

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


Ways to donate


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!


Subscribe to our Newsletters

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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