Services in the Abbey Church

Visitors are welcome to attend the services in the Abbey Church, where they will be directed to seating in the monastic choir by one of the monks.

Visiting priests are asked to show a valid celebret before being allowed to concelebrate Mass in accordance with canon 903 of the Code of Canon Law.

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Abbey Church



Monastic Office - Service Times

The Abbey Church is open everyday from 6.00am to 8.45pm.  You are welcome to come in at any time to pray or make a quiet visit.  Guests are asked to arrive no earlier than five minutes before the start of an Office (when the bell goes and the lights go up) and to take their place in Choir quietly.  If you wish to join the singing we would ask you to do so softly and follow the pace set by the monks.  If guests arrive after the Office has started we politely request that you sit in the North Transept.

  Monday – Saturday Sunday
Matins 6.00am 6.45am
Lauds 7.30am 8.00am
Conventual Mass 8.45am 10:00am
Prayer during the Day 1.00pm 1.00pm
Vespers 6.00pm  6.20pm

8.15pm *


* On most Fridays in term time, Compline is replaced by Schola Mass at 8.00pm in the Abbey Church.

For more information please contact us on 01439 766000.