Come and spend a day to rest reflect and study

Day Guests are always welcome at St Benedict’s Centre.   

We offer freshly refurbished study rooms with WiFi, a desk and comfortable chair for you to write, read, rest, retreat or recharge. Study rooms have kettles and facilities for making hot drinks.

There is also space to sit outside and enjoy some of the beautiful grounds and gardens, which include a Prayer Labyrinth. 

You are welcome to attend services in the Malling Abbey Community Chapel (details are available upon request) or our Wednesday lunchtime Eucharist in the Pilgrim chapel, which is also available for private prayer throughout the week. 

Refreshments are available (a selection of tea, coffee and biscuits) as required and you can bring your own lunch or buy something in West Malling.

Rooms are available from 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and also some Saturdays, so please do ask.   The daily charge is £12 per person. Due to cost increases, we will need to increase this to £15 from April 2023.  

You may find it helpful to book your quiet study or reflection dates in advance, and we would encourage you to do so.  If you need to cancel nearer the time, this can be done easily and without cost.  

You can make a booking enquiry by emailing or here:

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Below are a number of photos from around the site to give you a flavour of what to expect when you come to this peace-filled ‘place apart’…


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