Situated within the grounds of Malling Abbey the  St Benedict’s Centre offers a place for individuals and groups to retreat, to study, to meet and to pray.

Opened in 2016, the newly developed centre, using the Guest House, part of the cloister and the Pilgrim Chapel,  has well equipped spaces for those wanting personal space and for groups up to 45 people.


For individuals St Benedict’s Centre offers freshly refurbished study rooms with WiFi, desk and comfortable chairs for you to write, read, rest, retreat or recharge.  There is also space to sit outside and enjoy some of the beautiful grounds and gardens.  You are welcome to attend services in the Community Chapel.  Tea and coffee is available as required and you can bring your own lunch or buy something in West Malling.   Rooms available from 9am to 6pm Monday to Saturday for a daily charge of £12.


For groups there are a variety of rooms for groups from 2 to 45 people.  Suitable for training, retreats, presentations, conferences rooms can be booked per session (morning, afternoon or evening).  Rooms are equipped with Plasma TVs, WiFi and flipcharts.  Tea and coffee is available at no extra cost and we can advise you on food options if your programme is for more than one session.

Our Partners

Malling Abbey

The Anglican Benedictine Nuns at Malling Abbey continue as a place of community and hospitality and offer a limited number of bedrooms for those wishing to stay residentially at the Abbey.

Diocese of Rochester

There have been long links between the Diocese of Rochester and Malling Abbey.   The Diocese is a partner in the St Benedict’s Centre and will be using the Centre as place of formation, for meetings and retreats.

St Augustine’s College of Theology

Based in the newly built Pax House within the St Benedict’s Centre the St Augustine College of Theology prepares men and women for ordained and licensed ministry and provides theological education for those pursuing formal study of Christian faith and practice.



01732 252650

52 Swan Street
West Malling
ME19 6JX


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