Retreat Centre provided by the Poor Servants of the Mother of GodLocated in south west LondonSituated in acres of landscaped gardens

Retreat Centre provided by the Poor Servants of the Mother of God

Located in south west London

Situated in acres of landscaped gardens

  • The Kairos Centre will be closing
    The Kairos Centre is temporarily closing. We are sorry to have to confirm, that due to the new national restrictions coming into place from Thursday 5th November 2020, the Kairos Centre will be closed from 5th November to 2nd December 2020.


About Kairos


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.”


An ancient Greek word meaning the “right or opportune moment.” It is used to define a specific time that exists in between regular time (“Chronos”); a moment of undetermined period of time in which something unique and special happens. A watershed moment that affects every aspect, forever more, of the person’s life, and is measured with the nature of time that is defined by quality rather than quantity.

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The Kairos Centre will be closing

The Kairos Centre is temporarily closing. We are sorry to have

Last Day as Director

It is with a tremendous sense of pride and gratitude

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The Gender Pay Gap legislation (developed by the Government Equalities

Upcoming Events


Advent Triduum Retreat

Start date: 7th December 2020

End date: 11th December 2020

Pre-Lenten Weekend Retreat

Start date: 12th February 2021

End date: 14th February 2021

“Come back to Me with all your heart.” (Joel 2:12)

Led by Sheila Farmer (Kairos Team)


  • Large Chapel
  • Prayer Room
  • A range of dining rooms and options
  • Self Catering Bungalow
  • Acres of Landscaped gardens
  • Summer House
  • Conference Room capacity from 8 to 120
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi



A range of rooms are available

We have overnight accommodation in 27 single or twin rooms, standard and en-suite. Our rooms include a self-contained bungalow.

Single Room

Twin Room

Self-contained Bungalow

What people say about Kairos

  • “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