A Day in the Life

The resident Community of Our Lady of Walsingham who look after the House of Prayer would like you to feel at home at all times, whether you are a day visitor or a residential guest.

You are most welcome to join us for Eucharistic Adoration and the Divine Office and to use the chapel for private prayer at any time.  We would ask, however, for a climate of silence to be preserved in and around the chapel.  There are books for Morning, Evening and Night Prayer available.

If you would like to speak privately with a member of the Community or to avail of the Sacrament of Reconciliation this can be arranged on request.

There is no rule of total silence here, so please feel at liberty to talk in the grounds, dining room, conservatory, drawing room and the conference rooms.  However, we would request that all other conversation be kept to an absolute minimum, especially in the vicinity of the chapel and bedrooms.  The atmosphere of silence is something that is highly valued by our guests.

Daily Schedule

Self-service breakfast is available for our residential guests at anytime from 7am until 9am every day of the week

06.50  An hours’s Eucharistic Adoration
08.20 Morning Prayer
09.15 Mass at the cathedral
12.30 Lunch for Guests
16.00 Hour of meditation (community members)
17.00 Fiat Rosary and Evening Prayer (Community members have an extra hours silent prayer before or after evening prayer)
18.30 Supper for Guests
18.45 Supper for the Community

Sundays, as above except for:

08.50 Office of Readings and Morning Prayer
09.30 An hour’s Eucharistic Adoration
11.00 Depart for Mass in the Cathedral

Evening Prayer time on a Sunday varies according to the needs of the House and the Community.

A mentioned above we usually attend morning Mass in a nearby church. Visiting priests, often accompanying groups themselves, will sometimes say Mass for us as well, hence the schedule may vary occasionally.

We would ask that if you are trying to contact the House of Prayer that you do so outside of prayer and meal times.

Thank you.

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