Latest news:

Meditative Evening Prayer, January. On 26th January our monthly Meditative Evening Prayer will be online only. We will not be able to welcome visitors to our chapel in person. Instead, a link will be available for those who wish to join our prayer online. We look forward to welcoming you back to our monthly prayers in person, and very much hope to be able to do this in February!

Welcome to our urban oasis

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!


Upcoming events

Stepping Stones into Silence:

A silent retreat for beginners with personal accompaniment

(Individually Guided Retreat)

Friday 25 to Sunday 27 February 2022.

Arrivals from 5pm Friday to 5 pm Sunday. Find here more about Information and booking .

Lenten Retreat:

‘Your word is a lamp for my steps and a light for my path.’ Psalm 119.105

Sunday 6 March to Sunday 2 April 2022

An Individually Guided Retreat in Daily Life

The retreat is an opportunity to deepen your prayer life in preparation for Holy Week. It is also an opportunity to experience spiritual accompaniment, a time to share about your faith journey during the retreat. Your prayer companion will provide the necessary tools for your prayer. Read more about information and booking.

Lenten Quiet Day

Saturday 12 March 2022

With Sister Fiona

Arrival is from 10 am, for a 10.30 am start. The day ends at 4 pm.

At the start of both the morning and afternoon, a small time of input leads to a time of personal reflection. A time of group sharing/reflection may also be offered. Resources that can help nourish your reflection (art materials, books, etc) are available during the day. We close the day with a time of prayer together. Read more about information and booking.

Journeying in Silence with Jesus in the Footsteps of His Passion

Monday 11, Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 April 2022

A time to contemplate the Passion through word, music and image.
Each day from 2pm to 9pm.
7.30pm to 8pm prayer with the community. More information. No booking required.

You are invited to our ‘Open Afternoon’

Sunday 29 May 2022

Come any time between 2.30pm and 5.30pm. Prayer with the community in the Chapel: 4.30 – 5.00pm. More information. No booking required.


Further dates in 2022 for your diary. More information to come.

Saturday 18 June 2022: “Looking into the Art of Ignatian Prayer”.

Exploring some of St Ignatius’ ways of praying using Art materials.

A workshop day with Mary Chamberlin

Saturday 2 July 2022: Am I too nice? Is being true to oneself selfish?

A workshop day with Anna-Stina Ponsford and sister Marie-Christine

Friday 22 to Sunday 31 July 2022: 8-Day Retreat, 5-Day retreat or 3-Day retreat

An Urban oasis Silent Retreat with individual accompaniment

Saturday 24 September 2022: Season of Creation

A reflection day with Sr Regula

Saturday 15 October: Extravagant Love. Meeting God through poetry

With Mary Lean

From Friday 21 to Sunday 30 October 2022: The icon of the Woman at the Well from the Retreat Association is welcomed in our chapel. More information to come.

Saturday 22 October 2022: A Quiet Day with the icon of the Woman at the Well from the Retreat Association. With sister Marie-Christine

Friday 28 to Sunday 30 October 2022: Stepping Stones into Silence. A silent weekend retreat for beginners with spiritual accompaniment (Individually Guided Retreat) With the sisters.

Saturday 12 November 2022: Retiring, a significant step in life. Preparing and living the change. A workshop day with input, sharing and personal times. With sister Marie-Christine

Saturday 26 November 2022. A Quiet Pause in Advent. With a sister.


You can still see our Advent Calendar here and we will love to have your feedback. Click here.


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’ Isaiah 11: 6 … 9. Watch the videos.


Calendar of Events 2022 (in progress…)


Ignatian Year


Wednesday Meditative Evening Prayers

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

The Evening Prayer on Wednesday 29th December 2021 is posted online.

We hope to resume our Prayer in the Chapel the last Wednesday in January.

Please check.

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.

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Sisters of St Andrew,

99 Belmont Hill,

SE13 5DY,

Lewisham, LONDON


Telephone: 020 8852 1662

Five loaves and two fish

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

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