Updates and Site Information


In preparation for the Holy Year of 2025, Pope Francis has asked the faithful to deepen their prayer life during 2024, with a special focus on the Lord’s Prayer.  In the Books section of the website you will find “Our Father.  A Biblical Meditation on the Lord’s Prayer”  By Sr. Claire Waddelove OSB. This book, written by one of our Community plumbs the Scriptural depths of this prayer, so beloved of Christians. The link is  https://stceciliasabbey.org.uk/shop/books/

26th November: The Advent Chronicle for 2023 is up on the site.

18th November: The Chapter Talk page has a Conference which is picking up the theme of Advent but from the point of view of the Birthday of the Mother of God which is on 8th December. 

14th November: The Chant Comment page has been updated with an analysis of the Introit, Lex Domini. The Law of the Lord is perfect, it restores the soul; the testimony of the Lord is trustworthy, making the simple one wise.

8th October: The Read More page has been updated with an article which covers the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary. It is a substantial read so will be up for several weeks.

5th August: The sound of the Abbey organ has been updated in terms of an unusual piece for us to share, but the Prelude in G Minor by Gabriel Pierne is also still on the post.

We are very pleased to be able to resume reflections on the Rule of St Benedict on our site. These reflections are by an Oblate of the Community and will be available in the Newsfeed section. We hope to update them daily.

Several pages, including the Homepage, have Gregorian chant sung by the nuns. Look for the button at the extreme bottom right corner of the page which says ‘Click to play chant’. Chants will be changed from time to time.

All the videos on the site require your sound to be on. See the volume icon on the video toolbar for the music which accompanies them.

The Daily Timetable can be found under Life  > Daily Life