Updates and Site Information


4th April 2024: The sound of the Abbey organ now has two new pieces, one organ and the other organ and flute, by sisters.

4th April 2024: The Chapter Talk has been updated to a conference entitled Resurrection and Prayer.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR OUR ALTAR BREAD CUSTOMERS. We regret that due to increasing costs we have had to raise our prices. The new prices will come into effect from the 1st of May this year. The new price list is shown on the Altar Bread page. With our thanks for your continued custom and support of the monastery. Sister Margaret.

4th April 2024: The Easter Chronicle for 2024 is up on the chronicle page in the News section.

16th March 2024: The Chant Comment page has been updated with an analysis of the Alleluia for Easter Monday. Alleluia! An angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone, and sat upon it. (Matthew 28:2).

15th March 2024: The Read More section has been updated with a conference on Holy Fear. This is the first of a two part series, the second of which will be Benedictine Fear of the Lord. This explores the theme as living in the Presence of the Lord. 

9th March 2024: Seven Ways of the Cross by Jean Galot, S.J., Translated by the nuns of St Cecilia’s Abbey. This book is now available and you can view it on the Books page of the Shop. Its normal price is £16.50, but it is available until Palm Sunday at £14.85.

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/

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