To step into the chapel at St Antony’s is to step out of the ‘normal’ every day world, and into a place of stillness and calm.
Apart from timetabled services, we aim to maintain it 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.
The calendar on the homepage lists all the public services. 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 timetable is gradually evolving, but the aim is to establish a rhythm of daily meditation, morning and evening prayer, a daily Eucharist, and regular meditation classes, as well as sung services on Sundays and the major festivals of the Christian year.
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 Midday Prayer or Eucharist (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
10.30am Sung Mass