Who We Are

  • About St Antony's Priory

    St Antony’s Priory is a Christian spirituality centre in Durham, operated by the Society of the Sacred Mission (SSM).

  • Who's Who on the Team

    The work of the Priory is enabled by a dedicated staff team of highly committed and very talented individuals, as well as a number of volunteers.

  • Support Us

    Donating to the Priory, for spiritual direction, retreat accommodation or attendance at an event or activity.

What We Do

  • The Chapel

    The Chapel has a regular timetable of daily and weekly services, to which all are welcome.

  • Meditation

    Silent prayer is a feature of all our chapel services and there is a monthly meditation workshop on the second Saturday of the month.

  • Spiritual Direction

    We can help you find a spiritual director, and we also run training for Spiritual Directors, and provide meeting rooms.

Come and See

  • Retreats

    The Cottage has four self-catering units for people wishing to spend a few days on individual private retreat.

  • Quiet Days

    St Antony’s is an ideal place for Quiet Days, for both groups and individuals. We have a range of meeting rooms available for use.

  • The Library

    The Priory’s new library was created as part the refurbishment works in 2019. The catalogue is now online.

St Antony’s Priory, in Durham, is a Christian spirituality centre operated 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. 

There is a full timetable of weekday and Sunday services in the chapel (which members of the public are also very welcome to attend). 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.

Latest News from St Antony's Priory

Click here for our timetable of services during Holy week and Easter.

We are pleased to have completed the renovation works to the Cottage guest house and we are now once again able to welcome guests on retreat. Please get in touch with the office if you would like to come and stay.

In the meantime, our meeting rooms continue to be available for spiritual direction and individual quiet days, and all are welcome to join the Priory community for services in the Chapel. See here for more information about service times (do check for any alterations to the usual timetable).

If attending services outside of normal opening times (e.g. on a Sunday or in the evening) please access the Chapel via the outside steps.

There is also a regular monthly meditation session on the second Saturday of the month, to which all are welcome.

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Where we are

St Antony’s Priory
74 Claypath, Durham, DH1 1QT

Getting in touch

T. 0191 384 3747
E. admin@stantonyspriory.org

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