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

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

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

December events:.
Sunday 3rd – First Sunday in Advent – Mass: 10.30am; Advent carol service: 7.00pm
Friday 8th – Immaculate Conception – Mass 8.00 am
Thursday 14th – St John of the Cross (Carmelite saint) – Mass:8.00am
Sunday 24th – Fourth Sunday in Advent – Mass:10.30am.  CHRISTMAS EVE – Blessing of Crib and Mass at Midnight
Monday 25th – CHRISTMAS DAY – Mass: 10.30am
Tuesday 26th – St Stephen – Mass: 10.30am
Wednesday 27th – St John the Evangelist – Mass: 8.00am



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