Community of the Sisters of the Church

Ham Programme

St Michaels Convent Programme 2014

Our convent home offers space in which to rest and re-charge the spirit.  Pleasantly situated on Ham Common, close to the River Thames and Richmond Park, we think you will find this an ideal location for retreat and reflection.  We are easy to get to as travel connections from London are good.  

Our history is associated with education and social work. Today many who come here for a time of quiet reflection are themselves involved in outreach to others.  We welcome groups and individuals of any faith, for individual Retreats and Quiet Days. We also have space for group and team meetings, and offer opportunities for spiritual accompaniment.  

  • space to breathe, to sleep, to rest
  • shared times of silence
  • silent prayer
  • joining the Community for Worship & Liturgy
  • meals together, both silent and talking
  • browsing in our library
  • enjoying our garden and walking by the River Thames or in Richmond Park
  • fellowship with afternoon tea
For further information, please click here to download our Programme.

Contact Us
St. Michael's Convent, 
56 Ham Common, 
Richmond, Surrey 

TW10 7JH

020 8940 8711

To contact us by email, please click here.

How to Find Us


From Central London:  

District Line (London Underground) or train (from Waterloo or by the North London Line) to Richmond Station then Bus No. 65 from outside Richmond station to Ham Gate Avenue.

From Richmond: 

Bus No. 65 (towards Kingston) from outside Richmond station to Ham Gate Avenue. 

From Kingston:  

Bus No. 65 (towards Ealing Broadway or Brentford) from the centre of Kingston to Ham Gate Avenue, 65 Bus Stop (for those coming from Kingston) 

By car:

We are on the A307 between Richmond and Kingston-upon-Thames.