Events  2018

For further details on all events, please contact Br John at
or phone 01234 881211
or by post: Monastery Of Christ Our Saviour, Jack’s Lane, Turvey, Bedfordshire, MK43 8DH

Car Parking via first drive on left in Jack’s Lane





There is now a catalogue available with a selection of Fine Art Giclée  prints taken of the paintings  from the Art Exhibition of Br Herbert Kaden’s work.
Each print  is produced on St Cuthbert’s Mill Somerset textured 225 gsm archival paper and  comes with a single mount, ready to frame plus a Certificate of Authenticity signed by Br Herbert Kaden.
To obtain a catalogue please email 




Turvey Village


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Psychotherapy and Spirituality Group

Members wanted for on-going psychotherapy and spirituality group conducted by Br.John Mayhead OSB (Monk and Spiritual Director) and Maria Duval (Group Analyst) — for further information contact Br.John at or tel.01234 881211

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Held every Thursday Evening at 7.45pm in the Garden Room of the Monastery. It is immediately after Compline at 7.30pm held in the Abbey Chapel to which you are also invited if you wish to attend. Tea/Coffee available after the 30 minutes meditation.

For more information or to reserve a place contact Br John at




This is for people who have studied the Enneagram at Turvey Abbey or elsewhere. The group meets twice yearly, in the Spring and Autumn,  on a Saturday to share and develop their knowledge of the Enneagram, and appreciation and understanding of its practical application.

Suggested donation of £15.00 which includes tea and coffee, meetings run from 10.00am to 4.00pm. We also include a break for those who wish to attend Mass in the Abbey chapel.  Please bring a packed lunch.

New members who have studied the Enneagram are always assured of a warm welcome. In the first instance and for more information please email the group administrator Mairead at



‘SOIL, SERVICE & SILENCE’           

seeds and handsReconnecting the poor and the powerful

In our divided world, whether we perceive ourselves as poor or powerful, we are equal, when rooted in the soil. Through a simple and deep reunion with the land this evolving and varied program invites all with the courage, to look more deeply at their footprint on the earth and journey toward a transformational engagement and reconnection to the sacred essence that nature’s teachings provide in abundance.





Weekend gardening events organised by Soil, Service and Silence



or make an enquiry via Facebook at:

or Telephone: Benedict Bowmaker on 07833 494010

Venue: Monastery of Christ Our Saviour,
Jacks Lane,
Turvey, Beds,
MK43 8DH

Access Monastery via first drive on the left in Jack’s Lane

sharing a meal






creativity in action


creativity in actionTake a day out, JUST FOR YOU and spend it embraced by the tranquillity and rhythm of Turvey Monastery, exploring your creative self and enjoying a lovely lunch. We use a variety of creative practises in the morning to inspire our inner creativity. You may then choose to draw, paint or write, sew or just relax within the peace.Experience as an artist is not necessary, everyone is welcome of any faith or none. For the morning exercises some basic art materials will be provided. Please bring along your own preferred materials for the afternoon.




Saturday October 20th – calligraphy and zen tea ceremony led by Kayee


Saturday December 1st – working with clay led by Mandy Thurland




Cost: £35.00 which includes lunch. Tea and coffee available all day

To book your place or for further information, please contact Johan:

tel: 07900864674

or email 




Friday 28 September – Sunday 30 September

Monastery of Christ our Saviour, Turvey MK43 8DH

A meditation weekend using writings from Meister Eckhart and other traditions

This is a silent weekend—especially during the Grand Silence from 9pm, and also during mealtimes.

The weekend starts on Friday 28 September at approximately 4pm and continues until 1pm on Sunday 30 September.

The weekend includes family style meals (Friday supper; Saturday breakfast, lunch, supper; Sunday breakfast) and clearing up.

Only 12 places available

Cost: £110 including accommodation at the Monastery Guest House.
Adjustments can be made if you do not require accommodation.

To book please contact Jim Coakes at

For more details, click here to download the flyer (pdf)