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.


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

In response to the recent directives of the Catholic Bishops Conference, we regret that members of the public cannot be permitted to enter our chapel or attend our daily Mass while the present situation lasts.

The Cathoic Church in this country is responding well to the Covid-19 crisis by offering many opportunites for sharing in the Mass and other prayer programmes by means of livestream. We suggest below some useful websites to contact until further notice:



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

Eucharistic Adoration Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament takes place each Thursday between 5.00 – 6.00 pm

May 2020 events:
(While the current ‘lockdown’ lasts, all masses at the monastery will be taking place at 8.00 am and will be offered for your intentions)
Monday 4th – The English Martyrs
Thursday 14th – St Matthias, apostle
Wednesday 27th – St Augustine of Canterbury
Sunday 31st – PENTECOST



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 Saint 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
Contact Information
Carmelite Monastery
NR16 2PH
Telephone Numbers:
01953 887202
Quidenham Cards
01953 887642
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