We are a monastery of monks of theEnglish Benedictine Congregation. Under the patronage of Saint Edmund, King and Martyr, we were founded in Paris in 1615. Uprooted by the French Revolution we settled at Douai in Flanders, and finally returned to England in 1903, settling in Woolhampton.
However, the primary work of the monks is the regular celebration of the liturgy which is open to the public. While this website explains our life,history and vocationin greater depth, you are always welcome tocome and see.
ALTHOUGH THE LIFE of a monk ought always to a Lenten character, yet few have strength enough for this; thus we exhort all the brethren during these days of Lent to lead lives of the greatest purity, and to atone during this holy season for all the negligences of other times.