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English Benedictine Abbeys

A number of English Benedictine Abbeys offer retreat programmes and or the opportunity to make a personal retreat.

The English Benedictine Congregation provides information about Benedictine communities throughout the UK and details of the Benedictine way of life.

The Rule of St Benedict

Read the  The Rule of St Benedict

Prayer and Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina page with link to LCSB Lectio Divina website

Daily Divine Office from Universalis.com

Daily Gospel Reading from dailygospel.org

Daily Readings and Meditations from dailyscripture.net

Other sites of interest.

Some members of the Lay Community of St. Benedict are also involved in other independent projects, which may be of interest:

5th Gospel Retreats – Organised retreats to the Holy Land. These are Benedictine retreats where the mission is underpinned by Benedictine formation and a life of prayer, hospitality and lectio divina.

Wellspring Community, Brighton – The Wellspring is a Catholic community seeking to live the Gospel of Christ, with the Rule of St. Benedict as its guide. Through a community life of prayer and service, the Wellspring Community witnesses to the Kingdom of God.

Rock Badger Christian Greetings Cards  –  director and designer is community member Eleanor Oliver.

 

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Benedictine monasteries and convents which offer a programme of retreats.

Ampleforth Abbey, a Catholic monastery in Yorkshire.   Enquiries to pastoral@ampleforth.org.uk

Belmont Abbey, a Catholic monastery in Hereford.   Enquires to retreats@belmontabbey.org.uk

Douai Abbey, a Catholic monastery in Berkshire.   Enquiries to guestmaster@douaiabbey.org.uk

Minster Abbey, a Catholic convent in Kent.

Turvey Abbey, a Catholic monastery and convent in Bedfordshire. Enquiries for the monastery to turveymonks@yahoo.co.uk and for the convent to info@turveyabbey.org.uk

Worth Abbey, a Catholic monastery in Sussex.   Enquiries to guestmaster@worth.org.uk

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Benedictine monasteries and convents which offer accommodation for private retreats

Ampleforth Abbey, a Catholic monastery in Yorkshire.   Enquiries to pastoral@ampleforth.org.uk

Belmont Abbey, a Catholic monastery in Hereford.   Enquires to retreats@belmontabbey.org.uk

Buckfast Abbey, a Catholic monastery in Devon.   Enquiries to guestmaster@buckfast.org.uk

Chilworth Abbey, a Catholic monastery in Surrey.

Douai Abbey, a Catholic monastery in Berkshire.   Enquiries to guestmaster@douaiabbey.org.uk

Downside Abbey, a Catholic monastery in Somerset.  Enquiries to guestmaster@downside.co.uk

Ealing Abbey, a Catholic monastery in London.   Enquiries to dandrew@ealingabbey.org.uk

Minster Abbey, a Catholic convent in Kent. Enquiries by post.

Mucknell Abbey, an Anglican monastery in Worcestshire with both monks and nuns in the community. Enquiries to bookings@mucknellabbey.org.uk

Prinknash Abbey, a Catholic monastery in Gloucestershire. Overnight accommodation for men only. Enquiries to fathermarkhargreaves@gmail.com

Quarr Abbey, a Catholic monastery on the Isle of Wight.   Enquiries to guestmaster@quarr.org

St Cecilia’s Abbey, a Catholic convent on the Isle of Wight.   Overnight accommodation for women and married couples only. Enquiries to garth@stceciliasabbey.org.uk

Stanbrook Abbey, a Catholic convent in Yorkshire Enquiries to tessapip@hotmail.com

Turvey Abbey, a Catholic monastery and convent in Bedfordshire. Enquiries for the monastery to turveymonks@yahoo.co.uk and for the convent to info@turveyabbey.org.uk

Worth Abbey, a Catholic monastery in Sussex.   Enquiries to guestmaster@worth.org.uk

 

 

 

 

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