Carmelite Monastery Quidenham, Norfolk, NR16 2PH

Our community consists of Catholic women who have come together from many different backgrounds and previous religious experience to live together the Teresian Carmelite vocation. We support each other as we endeavour to witness to the gospel through a complete gift of ourselves to God in a life of love and service. Inspired by the spiritual way marked out for us by Saint Teresa of Avila, our primary mission in the Church is one of contemplative prayer.


Divine Office

6:00 Lauds
6:30 - 7:30 Silent prayer
7:30 Terce
11:30 Sext
13:45 None
16:30 Vespers
17:00 - 18:00 Silent prayer
19:45 Office of Readings
21:30 Compline

Mass Times

Mass on Sundays 10.30 am
Mass on weekdays 8.00 am
Vespers daily 4.30 pm

Sacramental Confession
Sacramental confession is available before Mass on Sundays or by private appointment with the priest in charge.

Special Events :
Thursday 29 September – Ss. Michael, Gabriel, Raphael – Mass at 8:00am
Saturday 1 October – St Thérèse of Lisieux (Carmelite; Doctor of the Church) – Mass 8.00 am.
Thursday 6 October – First vows as a Carmelite will be made by Sister Kirsty at a mass of religious profession – 10.30 am.
Saturday 15 October – St Teresa of Avila (Founder of the Carmelite reform; Doctor of the Church) – Mass 8.00 am.
Sunday 16 October – Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity (Carmelite) will be canonized at Rome today by Pope Francis – Mass at Quidenham 10.30 am
Tuesday 18 October – St Luke – Mass 8.00 am.



We are here to learn, on behalf of all, what it means to believe in Jesus,

to take him as our only Saviour, our healing and our holiness.

from a statement of the Quidenham Carmelites

You ask me what my work is in Carmel.

I could answer that for the Carmelite there is only one occupation: to love, to pray.

from the Letters of Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity

God wills that we communicate grace to each other through prayer with great love.

from the writings of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

The Church needs people who pray… and who will, from their illumination,

send light and grace over the whole Church.

Pope Paul VI

“The Lord does not look so much at the greatness of our works as the love with which they are done.”

from The Interior Castle of Saint Teresa of Jesus