Working retreats

QVA organises working retreats in Britain, Europe and beyond. Volunteers participate in practical projects and reflective sessions that promote personal spiritual development with meaningful engagement in the world. A range of activities may include gardening, renovation, olive harvesting, decorating, sustainability and woodland management.

News

Read abour our latest news here.

We also publish our newsletter each year which gives reports of the previous year’s projects and articles by our volunteers and facilitators. If you have participated on a working retreat and would be happy to share your experience in our newsletter, please get in touch.

BLOG

Recent posts on our blog

January 26, 2021
From ‘Using your gifts’ to ‘Growing connectedness’
From ‘Using your gifts’ to ‘Growing connectedness’ Whatever people might say about 2020, the common thread is probably that it didn’t turn out the way anyone […]
December 4, 2020
Reflections from the Clerk in challenging times
Reflections from the Clerk in challenging times Since becoming Clerk of QVA in July, on the retirement of Jane Robinson who for many years steered the […]
September 13, 2020
Looking forward to a fresh beginning
Looking forward to a fresh beginning Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, our retreat programme has been on hold.  We have been using the time […]
July 7, 2020
Hello from the new interim Working Retreats Co-ordinator
Hello from the new interim Working Retreats Co-ordinator It was thrilling earlier in the year to hear that Hannah Brock Womack, QVA’s permanent Working Retreats Co-ordinator, […]
May 6, 2020
Resources for our theme, ‘God in the movement of peoples’
Resources for our theme, ‘God in the movement of peoples’ QVA’s theme in 2019 and early 2020 was ‘God in the movement of peoples’. In our […]
March 6, 2020
QVA volunteers help redecorate a house for asylum seekers
QVA volunteers help redecorate a house for asylum seekers Over a long weekend in February, QVA volunteers helped redecorate four bedrooms of a house belonging to ASSIST […]
GALLERY

Some of our photos from the past 10 years

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