Let each one suggest to his Abbot what it is that he wants to offer, and let it be done with his blessing and approval.

Monasteries & Oblates

Map | List of Monasteries | Oblate Chapters

Please be aware that the markers below are approximate.

Adorers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus of Montmartre

1) Tyburn Convent, London.
1a) St Benedictine Monastery, Largs, Scotland

Anglican Houses

2) Alton Abbey, The Abbey of Our Lady and Saint John, Alton, Hampshire.
3) Mucknell Abbey, Worcester.
4) Edgware Abbey, St. Mary at the Cross, Edgware, Middlesex.
5) Holy Cross Convent, Rempstone Hall, Rempstone, Loughborough.
6) St. Hilda's Priory, Sneaton Castle, Whitby, N. Yorks.
7) St. Mary's Abbey, West Malling, Kent.

Annunciation Congregation

8) Glenstal Abbey, Co. Limerick, Ireland.

Bernardine Cistercians

9) Monastery of Our Lady of Hyning, Warton, Carnforth, Lancs.
10) Monastery of Our Lady and St. Bernard, Brownshill, Stroud, Glos.

Cistercian Houses - of the Strict Observance

11) Caldey Abbey, Caldey Island, Pembrokeshire.
12) Holy Cross Abbey, Whitland, Carmarthenshire.
13) Mount Melleray Abbey, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford, Ireland.
14) Mount Saint Bernard Abbey, Coalville, Leics.
15) Mount Saint Joseph Abbey, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, Ireland.
16) Our Lady of Bethlehem Abbey, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland.
17) Sancta Maria Abbey, Nunraw, Haddington, Scotland.
18) Saint Mary's Abbey, Glencairn, Co. Waterford, Ireland.


English Benedictine Congregation

19) Ampleforth Abbey, York.
20) Belmont Abbey, Hereford.
21) Buckfast Abbey, Buckfastleigh, Devon.
22) Colwich Abbey, Stafford.
23) Curzon Park Abbey, Chester.
24) Douai Abbey, Upper Woolhampton, Reading, Berks.
25) Downside Abbey, Stratton on the Fosse, Radstock, Bath.
26) Ealing Abbey, London.

27) Stanbrook Abbey, Wass, Yorks.

28) Worth Abbey, Crawley, West Sussex.


Olivetan Congregation

29) Cockfosters, Monastery of Christ the King, Cockfosters, London.
30) Rostrevor, Holy Cross Monastery, Rostrevor, Co.Down, N. Ireland.
31) Turvey, Monastery of Christ our Saviour (monks), Turvey.
32) Turvey, Priory of Our Lady of Peace (nuns).

Our Lady of Grace and Compassion

33) St. Benedict's, Brighton, E. Sussex. [Mother House].

Solesmes Congregation

34) Quarr Abbey, Ryde, Isle of Wight.
35) St. Cecilia's Abbey, Ryde, Isle of Wight.

Subiaco Congregation

36) Farnborough Abbey, Farnborough, Hampshire.
37) Minster Abbey, Minster, near Ramsgate, Kent.
38) Pluscarden Abbey, Elgin, Morayshire, Scotland.
39) Prinknash Abbey, Cranham, Gloucester.
40) St. Augustine's Abbey, Chilworth, Surrey.


41) East Hendred, Holy Trinity Monastery, East Hendred, Wantage, Oxfordshire.
42) Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland.
43) Oulton Abbey, Holy Trinity Monastery, Oulton, Staffordshire.
44) Sant'Anselmo, Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta 5, I-00153, Rome.


Oblate Chapters

This type of information is rarely available via the monastery website, so please let us know if you are aware of or belong to a local area Oblate Chapter not yet listed here.

Douai Oblate Chapters
There are four local area Oblate Chapters which meet regularly:
  • Julian Chapter in Norfolk
  • Wulstan Chapter in Warwickshire
  • Faringdon Chapter in Berkshire
  • Erkonwald Chapter in London.
Click for details of meetings.

Pluscarden Abbey

    A new oblate chapter met for the first time on Wednesday, 2nd February 2011 in Aberdeen. "We had three oblates attending and the meeting went well", Brian Milne, founding member of the oblate group reports. Brian is an Oblate at Pluscarden Abbey and Sacristan at St.Peter's Catholic Church. "We are expecting another two oblates to join us at our next meeting on 2nd March and are planning to meet on the first Wednesday every month. It is hoped that the Chapter will provide a Community for Oblates, especially for those who reside in the Aberdeen and surrounding area of Scotland, and a gateway for those who have an interest in Benedictine Spirituality." Meetings will take place from 7.30pm in Donview House, Sheltered Complex Seaton Crescent, Seaton, Aberdeen AB24 1TZ. For information on the evening's format, future dates, transport and contact details, please click here or contact Mr Brian Milne Obl. OSB Pluscarden at Donview House, telephone 01224 485 781 or via email aberdeenobls@gmail.com.

  • St Margaret's Chapter, Dunfermline

Pat Carrigan, Oblate of Pluscarden Abbey has informed us about a newly created Chapter group, available to Oblates who reside in Fife, Edinburgh and Central Scotland. Please click here for more information.

  • St Monica's Chapter, Thurso

What is probably both the most northerly and the smallest Chapter for Benedictine oblates had its first meeting in November. Three oblates of Pluscarden Abbey met to discuss how to support each other in their journey as oblates. They decided to meet on the first Friday of the month, starting with Morning Prayer and Mass at 10am in St Anne's church and then meeting in the guild room to discuss that day's chapter from the Rule. They would be delighted to welcome anyone who happens to be in the area. For further details, contact Jane Coll on 01847 851701 or jane_coll@yahoo.com.

Can't get to your monastery for an Oblate meeting? Why not join or start a Virtual Chapter? Sister Catherine Wybourne from Holy Trinity Monastery, East Hendred, has written an article on how to set up a virtual Web Conference. Click here.