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

An exciting collaboration between the Benedictine Community at Malling Abbey and the Diocese of Rochester the St Benedict’s Centre shares the Benedictine values of hospitality, prayer and study. The Centre welcomes individuals and groups seeking a place to rest, retreat, create, meet and/or work.

Opened in 2016, the newly developed centre, using the Guest House, the Western Range (part of the St Mary’s Abbey cloister) and the Pilgrim Chapel,  has well equipped spaces for those wanting personal or professional space and for groups of up to 50 people. If you have a group larger than 50 people please contact the Centre Manager, Tracey Jones.

The St Benedict’s Centre is also home to the St Augustine’s College of Theology (formerly SEITE- South East Institute for Theological Education) and is a Diocese of Rochester Training Centre for Formation in Christian Ministry and Licensed Lay Ministry.

At the St Benedict’s Centre we are passionate about hospitality and we would be most delighted to welcome you or your group here.