Carmelite Monastery Quidenham, Norfolk, NR16 2PH

We are a community of Catholic women who have come together from many different backgrounds and previous religious experience to live together the Teresian Carmelite vocation. 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 and intercession.

“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”

 

Divine Office

6:00 Lauds
6:30 - 7:30 Silent prayer
7:30 Terce
11:45 Sext
14:45 None
16:15 Vespers
16:45 - 17:45 Silent prayer
17:45 Office of Readings
20:15 Compline

Mass Times

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

In response to the recent directives of the Catholic Bishops Conference, we are delighted to be able to open our church once more both for daily Mass and for private prayer. Sunday Masses will now resume at 10:30 am, as before.

Please note that we have made every effort to follow government guidelines on the subject and have provided necessary precautions for your safety, clearly signposted.

Sacramental Confession Sacramental confession is available before Mass on Sundays or by private appointment with the priest in charge, who will make appropriate arrangements with you.

Eucharistic Adoration Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament takes place each Thursday between 4:45 – 5:45 pm.

September 2020 events:
Tuesday 1st – Teresa Margaret Redi, Carmelite saint; world day of prayer for the care of creation
Wednesday 2nd – Anointing of the sick will be offered during the community Mass
Thursday 3rd – St Gregory the Great
Tuesday 8th – Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Monday 14th – Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Tuesday 15th – Our Lady of Sorrows
Monday 21st – St Matthew, apostle
Thursday 24th – OUR LADY OF WALSINGHAM, principal patron of our diocese
Tuesday 29th – St Michael, Gabriel, Raphael

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"

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

"
from the writings of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
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The Church needs people who pray… and who will, from their illumination,

send light and grace over the whole Church.

"
Pope Saint Paul VI
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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
 
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Contact Information
Carmelite Monastery
Quidenham
NORWICH
NR16 2PH
 
Telephone Numbers:
Monastery
01953 887202
Quidenham Cards
01953 887642
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