“All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ, for he himself will say: I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”  

Rule of St Benedict 53:1

Whether you have been on retreat before or if this is your first tentative step, we would be delighted to welcome you to Worth Abbey and St Bruno’s.   Take a look at our retreat programme for 2019:

The Open Cloister Retreat Programme 2019

We hope you will find something that calls to you.  We assure you of a very warm welcome and comfortable accommodation.

 What does a typical day look like?

06:20 Matins
07:30 Lauds (Morning Prayer)
08:00 Breakfast
10:00 Session
11:00 Break
11:30 Session
13:15 Lunch
14:30 Session
17:30 Mass
18:45 Vespers (Evening Prayer)
19:15 Supper
21:00 Compline

We do hope you’re not too engrossed in your sessions to take a break and enjoy some tea and homemade cake!

What do I need to bring?

Not that much really, your clothes (strong shoes or boots to explore the estate) a wash kit, along with your personal belongings.

We provide:

  • Bed linen
  • Towels
  • Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner
  • Teaching (where applicable)

Please note that pre-booking is necessary for every event in The Open Cloister programme.

For further information contact us using the online contact form or Tel: 01342 710318

The Open Cloister Booking Form

Contact and booking information