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

We apologize for causing confusion to those seeking to come to our Christmas masses due to our temporary inability to enter the correct details on this page. The server fault responsible has now been corrected.

Because of the grave risk of infection during the present Covid pandemic we have been advised that not more than 30 persons at any one time may attend our Christmas Masses. An extra Vigil mass will therefore be made available on Thursday 24th (see below).

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

Sacramental Confession Sacramental confession is available 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.

December 2020 events:

Thursday 24th – CHRISTMAS EVE – a Christmas Vigil Mass will be offered at 8.00am
CHRISTMAS NIGHT – Midnight Mass begins at 12.00pm
Friday 25th – CHRISTMAS DAY – Mass: 10.30am
Saturday 26th – St Stephen, protomartyr – Mass: 10.30am
Sunday 27th – FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY – Mass: 10.30am



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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