St Antony’s Priory is a retreat centre in Durham, and part of the Society of the Sacred Mission, an Anglican Religious Order established towards the end of the 19th Century.
Today the Priory offers a place for groups and individuals to enjoy spiritual refreshment, as well as providing spiritual direction and a variety of other courses and activities. The guesthouse has four rooms for people wishing to spend time on retreat.
A rhythm of daily prayer is being established and in time it is hoped that this will be sustained by a small residential community living on site.
We are currently going through a period of transition, and ask that you please bear with us as we do our best to manage this process.
In the meantime, most of our current programmes and activities are continuing to run as scheduled but we do have reduced availability for room bookings and regret that we are not able to accept requests for B&B accommodation.
This website is still in development, and we hope to resume ‘normal service’ as soon as possible.
St Antony's Priory: A New Chapter
Building on existing work in the training and provision of spiritual directors, retreats and outreach, St Antony’s is now embarking on an exciting new journey, which will include the establishment of a small residential praying community and the development of a centre for the study of spirituality.
A rhythm of prayer and contemplation, comprising daily meditation, morning and evening prayer, and a daily Eucharist, to become the beating heart around which everything else revolves.
A centre for the study of spirituality and wisdom traditions, with a specialist library and seminar room to support the development of new courses and workshops to explore and go deeper.
An opportunity for people, at any stage of life, who may be wondering where God might be calling them next, to spend some time immersed in the discipline and structure of a praying community.
Where we are
St Antony’s Priory
74 Claypath, Durham, DH1 1QT
Getting in touch
T. 0191 384 3747