Day Guests

Rest and renewal photoDay Guests are always welcome at St Benedict’s Centre. You can book an individual study/retreat room for £12. This includes hot drinks, the use of the beautiful grounds, the opportunity for private prayer in the pilgrim chapel.   

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.  

We ask you to bear the following in mind:  

  1. When moving around the buildings or sitting in a meeting room guests are asked to wear face masks.
  2. Hand sanitiser is provided and guests are asked to use it on entering and leaving the building.
  3. Study rooms have kettles and facilities for making hot drinks. We cannot provide communal drinks or food.
  4. The Pilgrim Chapel can be used by an individual for private prayer, and you may join the Sisters in the guest chapel for their Offices. 

Payment is by bank transfer on receipt of an invoice or on the day by card.

If you would like to book an individual room for a day please contact

We look forward to welcoming you at the Centre.

Forthcoming events

Weekly Wednesday Eucharist

Poetry day – 2nd August

The Beach – 9th August

Walking with Jesus – 11th August

Creative Arts Day – 16th August

Further ahead…

Weekly Wednesday Eucharist

Our pattern of 30-minute weekly Wednesday Eucharist services continues this month.
Join us in the Pilgrim Chapel at 12.15 pm, everyone is welcome, no booking required.

Poetry Day – 2nd August

Rev’d Alisoun Francis is leading a day for us in exploring the gift of poetry as a way of communicating with God.

In whichever way we engage with poetry – through free verse or more structured poems, through writing, reading or speaking poetry – it is a medium that engages first and foremost with our hearts. Poetry offers us a real heart-to-heart with God.

Join us at 10 for a 10.30am start till 3pm. Cost £20 including hot drinks and biscuits. Please bring your own lunch. To book:

The Beach – 9th August

Who doesn’t love a day on the beach?

We don’t promise salt water, but we do promise sand and there may even be a few fish to find!

Come and share a Day on the Beach with Canon Mandy Carr, who will take us on an immersive journey encountering God through imagination and play.

The inspiration for this day is Mandy’s book The Beach; copies will be available to purchase.
Don’t forget your picnic.

Join us at 9.30 for 10am till 3pm. Cost £20 (Children free) including hot drinks and biscuits. To book:

Walking with Jesus – 11th August

Led by Rev’d Jane Winter, we will go on another of our walks, learning from Jesus in the way his first disciples did.

The walk will take us through local countryside. We will revisit our earlier walks from winter and spring, this time through the summer landscape, enjoying the season in all its mature fullness.

Our focus will be on the Transfiguration and how that encounter speaks to us today.

Join us at 10 for 10.15am till 3pm. Cost £20 including hot drinks and biscuits. Please bring your own lunch. To book:

Creative Arts Day – 16th August

We are delighted to welcome back Lisa Nissen and Sue Smith for another creative arts day.

Those who came to the day back in April were amazed at the creativity Sue and Lisa were able to release in art and in words.

This is a long morning rather than a day, but you are welcome to stay on to enjoy the space of the Centre and engage creatively with our creator God.

Join us at 9.30 for 10am till 12.30pm. Cost £15 including hot drinks and biscuits. To book:

Further ahead…


8th – The heavens Declare
Engaging in the God and science debate.

12th – Family history day
Discovering the story of our past and God’s presence in it.

14th – Benedictine wisdom day
The next in our series, with a focus on the bible.

21st – Orisons Day
God, the bible, prayer and today’s difficult issues.

22nd – Walking with Jesus
Encountering Jesus as we walk together like the first disciples.

22nd till 2nd October – Music @ Malling
Look out for events at the Abbey. More information at:

Further Walking with Jesus dates this year:

October 27th; November 22nd; December 20th.

To book for any of these events please contact:

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