To step into the chapel at St Antony’s is to step out of the busyness and business of the ‘normal’ everyday world, and into a place of stillness and calm.
The chapel timetable creates a rhythm of daily meditation, morning and evening prayer, compline, the regular celebration of the Eucharist, as well as sung services on Sundays and the major festivals of the Christian year.
Apart from timetabled services, we aim to maintain the chapel as a place reserved for prayer and contemplation at all times.
On Sundays we have a contemplative sung eucharist, with incense, periods of silence and a selection of hymns and Taize chants.
Weekday services tend to be simpler in format, but always contain significant periods of silence.
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, or the new external ramp lift for disabled access (via the garden), rather than through the house.
The rhythm of daily prayer in the chapel is absolutely central to the life of the Priory, defining the structure of the day, and shaping the ethos of everything else we do here.
8.00am Meditation/Quiet Time
8.30am Morning Prayer
12noon Eucharist (or Midday Prayer)
4.30pm Evening Prayer
9.00am Morning Prayer
10.30am Sung Mass
5.30pm Evening Prayer & Benediction