Prinknash Abbey
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On behalf of Father Abbot Martin and the Monastic Community, welcome to Prinknash Abbey, a Roman Catholic community of Benedictine Monks belonging to the English Province of the international Subiaco Cassinese Congregation of the Order of Saint Benedict, details of which may be found on this link:-

People of all faiths and none come to Prinknash to find peace, healing and reconciliation–or just a nice hot cup of tea!  This is a special place. 


Heart of the Prinknash Estate, the Monastery Chapel, is on the far side of the estate from the A46, and open from 6am till 8.30pm every day.

Here on a daily basis, eight age-old services of prayer (the Divine Office or Work of God) are sung by the monks, whose principal duty this is. 

“You sing the year” ex-General of the the Dominicans Fr Timothy Radcliffe O.P. tells us: “you sing the TRUE story of humanity”–not a story of ambition, greed, hatred, cruelty–but the story that “God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, Jesus Christ” so that we might have life in him. (Jn 3:16)  

This prayer is intended to bring supreme honour and glory to God, through Jesus Christ, in the Holy Spirit, and is for you, your children, your loved ones, living and dead, for peace in the world.  Come and join us in the chapel, or join us in spirit, in the privacy of your own homes.

For details of services in the chapel, check out


On Sunday, 29th April, at 3pm in the Monastery Chapel, in union with groups around the entire coast of the UK, Father Abbot and the Monks will say the Rosary to ask for Our Lady’s protection and the restoration of Faith to our unhappy land.  Come and join us, and help reconcile the UK to its roots of Christian Faith and culture, so that it may be happy again!  Confessions (Sacrament of Reconciliation) will be available.  For more info nationwide, check out this link


Sunday Masses always 8.15am and 10.30am (Sung)

Weekday Mass normally after Lauds, around 7.30am

The Extraordinary Form Mass (Traditional Latin Mass) is celebrated normally twice a month

Vespers, normally 6pm, sung in Gregorian Chant, with Benediction on Sundays.

Many people, however, like to come to the chapel, or to the nearby Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes, when nothing in particular is going on, so they can find that much needed silence that cannot be found elsewhere in their busy lives.  Whatever your background, whatever your needs, welcome!  And may God bless your onward journey!


Father Abbot Martin and Dr Sarah Richards, oblate, run periodic lectures exploring faith: what it meant in the past, and what it means now.  There are also retreat days.  Here is the 2018 programme:-



At present we are able to accomodate male guests only.  The Trustees hope that this will change in the not too distant future.  Check out or write to


Prinknash has a noviciate for the training of young male Catholics who wish to dedicate themselves to a life of prayer, work and hospitality in the monastic community, following a tradition known to our ancestors going back more than 1,500 years.  Check out


Prinknash has about 140 lay associates called oblates, Christian (mostly Roman Catholic) men and women from all backgrounds, who wish to model their lives on the 1500-year-old Rule of Saint Benedict while living in the outside world.  Check out the page devoted to Oblates, or contact


Our award-winning Café serves teas, coffees, hot and cold drinks, bottled beer, cider and wine, hot and cold food & delicious cakes in a seasonally varying menu every day from 10am to 5pm (closed Good Friday and Christmas Day).  Be stimulated by reflective food for thought in our renowned Tabletop meditations provided regularly by one of the monks or oblates.  While you’re there, browse through our wonderful selection of books, secondhand books, and gift items, including seasonal, First Holy Communion, Confirmation, Wedding, and other gifts.  The perfect place to find Christian literature in the local area!

See us on FACEBOOK: Prinknash Monastery Shop and Café.

And there is a Meeting Room for up to 40: groups, pilgrimages, family celebrations, etc.  Users include big business, public sector, visitors from overseas, religious groups as well as more intimate gatherings.  Whatever the occasion, we can handle it, and provide catering too. Apply Gerard on and prepare to enjoy yourself and relax in beautiful surroundings.


Tel +44.(0)1452.812066

50g pack contents includes a 50g bag of quality incense and roll of charcoal in foil packaging- illustration shows the Sanctuary blend


The Monks of Prinknash have been blending incense for over 110 years.

Buy our famous Prinknash incense from us direct through our online shop.

Link to online shop>

KEEP IN TOUCH–subscribe to “PAX” the twice-yearly magazine of the Monastic Community, established 1904


Entrance to the Prinknash Estate is entirely free.

The Monastic Community has no connection with the nearby 
Prinknash Bird and Deer Park