Community on retreat 22-30 July. Services open; shop closed.

The Stanbrook Abbey community now at Wass traces its roots back to seventeenth-century Flanders where it was founded by nine young English women (including a clutch from Yorkshire) in exile. Imprisoned during the French Revolution, a small band of survivors returned to England in 1795, settling in 1838 at Callow End, Worcester. Another 170 years brought the move to North Yorkshire.