Welcome to Turvey Abbey!

The nuns at the Priory of Our Lady of Peace, commonly known as Turvey Abbey, are a Roman Catholic community living according to the Rule of Saint Benedict and affiliated to the Olivetan family of Benedictines. We live next door to the monks of the Monastery of Christ our Saviour, with whom we share daily worship.

We seek God in prayer and by trying to live out Gospel values, in love and mutual service, open to the needs of the contemporary world.

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Turvey Abbey On Line

BLOG
 
BLOG
‘Preferring Nothing to Christ’
author Sr Miriam
LIVE STREAM
 
LIVE STREAM
Turvey Abbey YouTube Channel
see also Chapel/Live Stream
PILGRIMAGE
 
PILGRIMAGE
On Line Retreats
Author Sr Judith
FACEBOOK
 
FACEBOOK
Turvey Benedictine Nuns,
'Spirituality & Mindfulness'
author Sr Judith
DISCERNMENT RETREAT
 
DISCERNMENT RETREAT
'Run in the Way of God’s Commands'
A Discernment Retreat
Author Sr Miriam
TWITTER
 
TWITTER
author Sr Judith

Life at Turvey Abbey

As a Benedictine community, the liturgy holds first place in our lives—St Benedict refers to it as the ‘Work of God’. Private prayer, too, has a special place, including Lectio Divina, ‘Holy Reading’.

Turvey Abbey is not ‘open to the public’ as such, but we do offer a ‘tranquil space’ for day guests and residential guests, and all are welcome to join with us for our services in the chapel. We have sisters who are qualified in spiritual direction, and a group of lay people who are oblates. We also have a strong tradition of involvement with ecumenism and interreligious dialogue, and a serious concern for ecological issues.

Saint Benedict was well aware that no two people are alike, and, in his Rule, he makes allowance for this in all the aspects of community life, be it prayer, work, study or leisure time. At Turvey Abbey each member of the community has her own individual work and area of responsibly, and everyone joins in with the various jobs needed to run the house, each according to her ability. Community members are encouraged to use their talents—at the moment, amongst other things, we are involved with iconography, hand-made cards, prayer beads and leather work. Banners, presentations etc. designed and created at Turvey Abbey can also be purchased online.

Our Posts Page includes articles and videos created by members of the community.