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

Ideas That Change The World 

It has been a really exciting month at St Katharine's. It has been great to have time to get to know more of the local community, our staff and many of the organisations who have been our guests. The Foundation seems to be a place where remarkable organisations come that  do work that can help change the world. I learned this week that the Living Wage Foundation had its genesis here, when CitizensUK came to Limehouse in 2001 to work out what was the most pressing issue facing people in London. The low wage culture had become a millstone around people's necks and the vision of a Living Wage that enabled people to have the resources to live and not just exist, was born. St Katharine's is pleased that we can be a Living Wage employer and are delighted that this movement started on our site. This month, we have been pleased to welcome the board and senior management of Christian Aid as well as development teams from the Red Cross. All doing amazing work across the world. As we prepare for the next decade, we can all reflect on how we are using all that we have been given to make the best contribution we can to seeing the world become a better place. 

A Royal Visit to RFSK

We remember fondly the recent visit of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall to RFSK. Read more about her visit to the area on HRH The Prince of Wales website. Read HERE 

The Tower Project is a community based voluntary sector organisation and award-winning service provider for children and adults with a learning disability, sensory disability, autism, physical disability or health related issue. The Duchess met with members and staff recently at our Yurt cafe. Read more about their work HERE.


St. Katharine’s is a place where many have found its sense of calm transforms the way they feel. Whether on a short stay in London, a business trip, a holiday from abroad or a personal retreat, we offer a unique London accommodation alternative to London hotels.

We currently have a special direct discount offer for our guests.



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.


The Royal Foundation of St.Katharine closure dates are 
December 20th - Thursday January 2nd

Our Yurt Cafe will be undergoing some repairs over the holidays and re-open again to serve you in early January. Closure dates Friday December 20th -  January 17th. The cafe will reopen January 18th.

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our friends, visitors, customers and staff a very wonderful and peaceful holiday. We are very much looking forward to hosting you all again in the new year. 
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.

We love to hear from you - our social media is full of great news and interesting photos!


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