Liturgy, the ‘Work of God’

The main chapel

The monastic communities at Turvey gather five times each day in the main chapel to pray the Liturgy of the Hours. This prayer is referred to by St Benedict in his Rule, where he uses the term ‘work of God’. Everyone is welcome to join us for worship.

We use organ, zither and guitar to accompany some of our services; others are sung unaccompanied. Much of our music has been inspired by plain chant. Some of our liturgy has been influenced by the Byzantine tradition. The style of our musical accompaniment and singing reflects each liturgical season. In the traditional penitential seasons of the year, Lent and Advent, most of our liturgy is unaccompanied.





The chapels will NOT be opening for private prayer.

Because of issues connected with shielding, the chapels will NOT be opening for public worship on 4th July.


The Parish Church of Our Lady Help of Christians and Saint Lawrence, Olney, will be open for private prayer.
Please see the church website for days and times:–


For information about arrangements, and links to resources, please visit the Coronavirus page on the Turvey Abbey website:

Br John will still write homilies. If you wish to recieve the homily by email, please contact the monastery:



Passing of St Benedict, 21 March

Lent Sunday 4A  22.03.20

Feast of the Annunciation  25.3.20

Lent Sunday 5A 29.03.20

Prayers by Pope Francis for the pandemic

Prayers for the pandemic


Holy Week

Palm Sunday 5.4.20

Monday in Holy Week

Tuesday in Holy Week

Wednesday in Holy Week

Holy Thursday

Good Friday

Holy Saturday

Easter Vigil


Easter Octave

Easter Monday

Easter Tuesday

Easter Wednesday

Easter Thursday

Easter Friday

Easter Saturday

Low Sunday



Saint George

Saint Mark

Third Sunday of Eastertide

Saint Catherine of Siena

Fourth Sunday of Eastertide

English Martyrs

Fifth Sunday of Eastertide

Saint Matthias

Sixth Sunday of Eastertide

Feast of the Ascension

Seventh Sunday of Eastertide

Saint Augustine of Canterbury

Pentecost Sunday


Ordinary Time

Trinity Sunday

Corpus Christi

11th Sunday of the Year

Sacred Heart

12th Sunday of the Year

Sts John Fisher and Thomas More

Birthday of St John the Baptist

13th Sunday of the Year

Sts Peter and Paul

14th Sunday of the Year

Saint Thomas

Saint Benedict

15th Sunday of the Year

16th Sunday of the Year

St Mary Magdalene

St James

17th Sunday of the Year

Sts Martha, Mary and Lazarus

18th Sunday of the Year



Service Times


The chapels will NOT be opening for private prayer.


Alterations to Service Times


Usual Service Times:


Mass will not be celebrated in the chapel until further notice.

Midday Office will be at 12.45 every day




On the day before a feast or solemnity, Compline is replaced by the
Vigil Office at 7.30 pm

On solemnities Mass is at 11.50 am, if Monday or Friday, please check

On feasts Mass is at the usual weekday time