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.



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




Service Times



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