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.


Service Times

Alterations to Service Times

On the following days Mass will be with Lauds at 8.30 and there will be no other sevices in the chapel:
23 March, 30 March, 27 April


You are welcome to join us in worship.

Mass on Sunday is always at 10.15 am (except on Easter Sunday), sometimes on a weekday Mass is combined with Lauds, and occasionally the time of weekday Mass has to be changed at short notice. Please refer to this page for details, or phone us on 01234 888211, or the nuns on 01234 881432


Usual Service Times:




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