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 about 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

09/07/2021
Taking steps into a changed landscape
Taking steps into a changed landscape Amazingly, we’re over half way through 2021 and have completed our first tranche of online retreats.  So what is the […]
15/04/2021
A space to reflect on our times
A space to reflect on our times There has been much talk of what the pandemic lockdowns have both prevented and enabled over the past year.  […]
26/01/2021
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 […]
04/12/2020
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 […]
13/09/2020
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 […]
07/07/2020
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, […]
GALLERY

Some of our photos from the past 10 years

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