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Welcome to the Open Cloister

A warm welcome to the Open Cloister which is the part of the Abbey open to lay people. Our range of retreats is considerable, and some of them follow on from the BBC television series ‘The Monastery’ in 2005 and ‘The Big Silence’ in 2010.

The main aim of each retreat is to help individuals come into a prayerful, reflective space in the company of others. The experience is encouraging and refreshing.

For full details of retreats do please visit the Open Cloister website.