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Royal Foundation of St Katharine, The

2 Butcher Row, London E14 8DS, UK

Contact Details

Contact Name:

Carol Rider



0300 1111147

Retreat Centre Description

Situated in central London it is hard to imagine a more peaceful urban setting for a group or individual retreat.

St Katharine’s is an extraordinary oasis in which to take time out from daily life for reflection, contemplation, or just to be. It has a rich history of hospitality and we look forward to welcoming you whether you wish to come for a day or to stay overnight. We have the rare privilege of being a few minutes’ walk from the river Thames in the east of London but still just moments from Limehouse DLR station. 

A wonderful chance to step out of the city but not to leave it. We offer a variety of private rooms that can be used for retreats by groups or individuals. Our beautiful chapel at the heart of St Katharine’s is open for use at all times. A space of warmth, light and architectural beauty, it inspires thoughtfulness and tranquillity. The chapel at St Katharine’s embodies the very spirit which we strive to create. Services are held daily. 

We also run regular quiet days throughout the year and Open Reflective Days for individuals. 

Please see the website for more details. 

During your stay with us you may wish to take a short stroll to St Katharine’s Precinct and the Yurt Cafe. This is our community project building connections with and across communities through conversation, reflection, creative projects, food and art.

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Accommodation on Offer

We have a variety of lovely bedrooms availble that include -

22 King

10 single

6 twin

3 doubles

also 4 apartments.

All our rooms have been newly refurbished and most overlook our inner garden.

All our rooms are en-suite.

We have a carpark on site which can be booked for a small charge.

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Retreat Centre Facilities

Please see website for retreat centre facilities

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Types of Retreat Offered

Please see website for retreats offered

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2024 Events (if known)

As a Christian Retreat Centre we are delighted to offer :-

Open Reflective days - these are on the second Monday of every month when we welcome individuals to come and take some time for their own quiet day here at this extra-ordinary urban oasis. These are extremely popular days so early booking is recommended.

We also have a StaySunday option so individuals can extend their Open Reflective day to a 24 hours retreat.

RFSK Led Quiet days – we host these throughout the year and we have a program of guest leaders which include :-

3rd February Mark Oakley

2nd March Johnny Baker

20th April Brian Draper

4th May Dan Bilborough

4th September Paula Gooder

14th September Jill Webber

RFSK Residential Retreats - all our lovely bedrooms are ensuite and residential retreats are full board, these include -

15th 16th March Shaun Lambert

3rd 4th 5th May Sophie Hacker

14th 15th 16th June John Bell

17th 18th October Grace Owen

18th 19th October Richard Carter

We are also delighted that on the 17th - 18th July to host Dr Roger Bretherton in conjunction with Lincoln University, who will run a Strengths of a Leader two day senior leadership retreat.

We also run numerous other RFSK residential retreats throughout the year which may include a session with a Spiritual Director and can be found at


RFSK is delighted to be instrumental in the launching of

National Retreat Week renew:all

21st - 28th September 2024


Retreat Centre Location

2 Butcher Row, London E14 8DS, UK

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