CRIEF LODGES - dog friendly holiday lodges, £545 pw flat rate all year (set to increase to £575 pw from 1 Jan 2024).
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For more information and to book, contact Sr Laurentia at
Tel 01347 868931

A tree, being still, birds come to it

                                                             A Bleddfa Saying


Until our guest house is built, our facilities are limited, but we warmly welcome individuals and/or groups to what we have.

We offer quiet days to individuals or groups with the possibility of attending Mass and the Divine Office with the community.
Members of the community are available to give talks to groups, or spiritual direction, or simply a listening ear to individuals.
At this stage we are, sadly, unable to provide lunch but hot drinks may be made in the Guest Kitchen to accompany packed lunches.

Stanbrook Abbey Bookshop, open almost every day, sells an interesting selection of books and a variety of crafts produced at the monastery: cards, home-woven goods our home-confected chocolate and knitted items.
On a good day, it is possible to enjoy our stunning view from one of the benches provided or to walk in the forest only yards from the monastery.

Contact: Sr Philippa   email:


The nine Scandinavian pine holiday lodges in our grounds are run by the community as a business. However, people have found the tranquil location and proximity to the monastery helpful for making retreats, and you may wish to explore that possibility until the new retreat facilities are built.

For more information,
Contact: Sr Laurentia   email:

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Further details about Crief Lodges
Crief lodges: Terms and Conditions

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Tel: +44 (0)1347 868 931

Nearest shop: Ampleforth, c. 3 miles
Nearest supermarket: Thirsk, c. 12 miles

"Let all guests be received as Christ"

RB 53:1

Times of services - all open to the public

Weekdays (inc. Saturdays)
6am Vigils
7.30am Lauds
9am Mass
12.30pm Midday Office
6pm Vespers (Latin, Gregorian Chant)
8pm Compline

As above except
9.30 am Day Hour
12 noon Mass

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament,
most Fridays 4.45-5.45pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel,
entrance via church.
Advisable to check beforehand.

Shop Opening Hours

Weekdays (inc. Saturdays)
101m-12 noon

Sundays 2-3pm

Times may change, especially for holydays. Please check Noticeboard page on the website