“The light shines in the darkness"

John 1:5

A quiet oasis of peace and stillness in the midst of urban life


Our house is a small retreat centre in South-East London between Lewisham and Blackheath, with Greenwich close by. It is a surprisingly quiet oasis of peace and stillness in the midst of urban life. We are pleased to welcome small groups of up to 25 day guests and accommodation for individuals or small groups looking for a place of retreat, silence and rest. While we are unable to provide meals for groups or individuals there are self-catering kitchen facilities available for guest use.

We also have an in-house programme consisting of a variety of different day/evening and residential events. Please note that many events need advance booking. Calendar.

Please take the time to explore the many different possibilities.

We look forward to welcoming you!


2023 St Andrew’s Autumn Calendar


Two pages, click on the corner left

2024 St Andrew’s Calendar


Two pages, click on the corner left

Changes: ‘Love was our Lord meaning’ – Julian of Norwich and Ignatius of Loyola with Sheelagh Daly will be Saturday 11th May 2024 (not 18/5)

We will welcome the Icon of the Woman at the well end of October 2024 (see calendar)

Link to the calendar


Have a look at St Andrew’s in pictures

Upcoming events

Wednesday Meditative Evening Prayer including Taize chants

The time of prayer begins at 7.30 pm and lasts until about 8.30 pm.

At 7.00 pm there is a song practice, for those who wish.

There is no need to book, all are welcome.

After the prayer, quiet music is played in the chapel. People are welcome to stay and pray silently and leave quietly when ready.

You are welcome to join the sisters for refreshments in the ground floor meeting room.


Contact us before booking for the Advent Day


Contact us before booking

Contact us before booking for the Day on Poetry

No need to book for the evening prayer. Everybody welcome.

Contact us before booking

For further events, please see our calendar.

Please, check for updates of the calendar.

Good news! We now produce our own electricity!


After coming to St Andrew’s, you are welcome to send a feedback using this form. Thank you!

Wednesday Meditative Evening Prayers including Taize chants

Last Wednesday of each month except July and August. In 2023: 25/10, 29/11, 13/12.

In 2024, the Meditative Evening Prayers including Taize chants will be on the last TUESDAY of the month (and no more the Wednesdays)

30/1, 27/2, 26/3, 30/4, 28/5, 25/6

After the summer: 24/9, 29/10, 26/11 and 10/12.

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.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

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.

Sisters of St Andrew,

99 Belmont Hill,

SE13 5DY,

Lewisham, LONDON

E-mail: welcome@sisters-of-st-andrew.com

Telephone: 020 8852 1662

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

Data Protection registration number Z228928X

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