Latest News from St Antony's Priory
Following the government’s ‘roadmap’ for the gradual lifting of lockdown restrictions, the Priory is currently open for certain purposes, including retreat accommodation in the cottage, meetings for spiritual direction and small groups. Visitors are welcome to use the library and the chapel, or to enjoy the gardens, but unfortunately we still remain unable to accommodate activities for larger groups until social distancing restrictions are lifted. Anyone thinking of visiting the Priory is advised to follow all the current public health guidance.
The Priory underwent extensive refurbishment works during 2019 – have a look at our Facebook page to see the photos. We are now developing a new programme of courses and activities, as well as establishing a residential praying community. If you’d like to be kept informed of all upcoming news and events from St Antony’s, please consider signing up for our mailing list.
Who We Are & What We Do
St Antony’s Priory, in Durham, is both a residential praying community and a Christian spirituality centre. It is run by the Society of the Sacred Mission, an Anglican Religious Order originally established towards the end of the 19th Century.
Today the Priory offers spiritual accompaniment and training for spiritual directors, hospitality for groups and individuals, and a varying programme of courses and quiet days.
The residential community provides an opportunity for men and women, who may be wondering where God might be calling them next, to spend up to a year immersed in the discipline and structure of the religious life.
This includes a full timetable of services in the chapel, to which members of the public are also very welcome (once restrictions are lifted). Our worship is in the catholic tradition of the Church of England, and includes significant periods of silent prayer.
Overnight accommodation is available in the Cottage guesthouse, which has four self-catering rooms available for people wishing to spend a few days on retreat.