The Kairos Centre is a catholic spirituality and conference centre, available for day visits and overnight stays.
The centre is an urban oasis in south-west London situated within acres of landscaped gardens and overlooking the historic Richmond Park.
Our tranquil setting of peaceful, secluded gardens provides place to pray, space to think and time to meet.
We offer a programme of organised retreats and events along with the opportunities for spiritual direction and personal quiet days.
We wish to warmly invite everyone to share times of prayer and reflection with us. Kairos is keen to be a resource for the local community where, together, we can respond to the Lord’s invitation to “come and rest a while.”
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“I particularly appreciated the prayer sheets given each day. Many of them were ‘custom made’ and based on my particular journey.”Individually Guided Retreat 22-31 July 2018
“Kairos takes such good care of our needs. Gentleness of surroundings help well-being, spirituality that goes deeper.”Retreatant 12-19 July 2017
I want to express our warmest thanks for your assistance with our recent Church Away Day [in] February 2018. You were so supportive of us as we prepared for this and also on the day itself. Your premises are really good, and...Church Away Day
“The beauty of the place; attention and care of staff at every level.”Retreatant October 2017
“Wonderful hospitality and very comfortable surroundings.”Retreatant October 2017
“The Kairos Centre is a perfect place for a retreat. Lots of room, quiet and understanding. Staff always helpful and smiling.”Retreatant October 2017
“The warm welcome, the friendliness of the staff made to feel so at home.” “My experience of the retreat has been excellent.Retreatants 12-19 July 2017
“The grounds are very helpful to make you relax.” “A wonderful place, a haven where you can find complete stillness. Grateful tanks to all involved.” “Silent, prayerful environment is very special – thank you.”Retreatants 12-19 July 2017
“I was very impressed with the service laid on. I hope to let others know about it.”Retreatant May 2017
“There was a great friendliness/helpfulness among the staff at all levels. There was evident harmony among the staff and it was clear that each one took ownership of the Centre.”Retreatant May 2017
The Kairos Centre is currently shut to visitors because of the Covid-19 crisis.
We will be individually contacting everyone who has made a future booking during the next few months.
All the team at the Kairos Centre are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers and we all look forward to the time when we can welcome you back to the centre.
“Therefore you now have sorrow, but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you” – John 16:22