Liturgy, The ‘Work of God’

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’.
In normal times everyone is welcome to join us for worship, unfortunately due to covid-19 the chapel is closed to the public.

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.

Chapel Entrance