Latest News from St Antony's Priory
Following the lifting of lockdown restrictions, we are pleased to be able to welcome members of the public to join the Priory community for services in the Chapel. Please see the relevant page for more information and the timetable.
The cottage continues to be available for private retreats and meeting rooms are available for spiritual direction and individual quiet days. We don’t have many group events and activities planned yet, apart from a monthly meditation session, as we all wait to see how things turn out.
Anyone thinking of visiting the Priory is asked please to continue following all the relevant 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.