Royal Foundation of St Katharine
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October Newsletter
Masters Thoughts, Reflections from St.Katharine's Master, Revd Roger Preece. 

On 21st October 2019, a beautiful service of installation and licencing of our new Master, The Revd Roger M H Preece took place, led by The Bishop of London, The Rt. Revd and Rr Hon Dame Sarah Mullally DBE at St. Anne's Limehouse and then at The Royal Foundation of St. Katharine.
The procession took everyone out of St. Anne's church in Limehouse and along the basin to our chapel. The whole group stopped at the yurt cafe in the precinct as our new master said a few words and was symbolically gifted seeds and gardening implements from the community gardening group. 

HRH, the Duchess of Cornwall visits The Royal Foundation of St. Katharine.

On 30th October 2019, The Foundation was delighted to welcome HRH, The Duchess of Cornwall. She met with trustees and staff and was guided by our Master Roger Preece to meet with charities. and look at future plans for the Foundation. Later, the Duchess stopped by the yurt cafe for a cup of tea and a chat with everyone.

Christmas at St Katharine's

In every community, eating brings people together. Here at RFSK, there is no greater occasion to celebrate than Christmas. 

Meals can be served in our Yurt Café (Minimum numbers 20 people), one of our bespoke private rooms (Minimum numbers 10 people), or in our shared dining room.

For groups of 6 or more, on the evening of Thursday 12th December we are offering the opportunity for groups to join together for carol singing, before enjoying our Christmas Feasting Menu.

If you would like further information or would like to make an enquiry for a Christmas booking, email our Events team at

As the Christmas season approaches, we are planning ahead here at The Foundation. Christmas is a special time and it deserves a special menu for all our friends to enjoy. Please follow the link below to view this tempting and delicious menu. We are currently taking bookings and we look forward to hosting you.
Please see more details here


Peaceful Retreats at St Katharine's - Round-Up


Led Residential Retreat with Malcolm Guite

10th January – 12th January 2020

Poetry and Prayer
Using George Herbert’s rich sonnet ‘Prayer‘ as a template and guide, Malcolm Guite will explore how the poetic imagination can help discern where we are on our spiritual journey, and give us new resources for this. Click here

  Peace, reflection and meditation is how we welcome those attending monthly Supper ClubOpen Reflective Days provide you with an atmosphere of welcome, silence and freedom to follow your own programme. Quiet Days are more structured; led by a respected speaker on a variety of Retreat subjects. Our Residential Retreats provide you with the deepest opportunity to experience calm and tranquillity.

Please take a look at the following Retreat Programmes. Let us know if you have any questions. If there are any retreats that you believe would be perfect for someone you know please pass it on; it may be just what they need right now.



As always at RFSK, we have events happening all the time in accordance with our core themes of Worship, Hospitality & Service. Do check out what's on below at the House and the Precinct.

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