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The Order of Saint Benedict

Anglican Benedictines

Geographic Index of Monastic Houses
following the Rule of Benedict

Australia | Canada | Cameroon | England | Ghana
South Africa | United States of America


 AUSTRALIA

ORDER OF SAINT BENEDICT

Camperdown

Benedictine Monastery
Post Office Box 111
Camperdown
Victoria 3260, Australia
Tel: +3 5593 2348
benabbey@dodo.com.au

Men. The Rt Revd Dom Michael King OSB, abbot (2002-). Black tunic and scapular with hood and belt. Spiritual direction and counseling, Printery, icons, potpourri.

Sydney

Benedictine Community of Christ the King
344 Taminick Gap Road
South Wangaratta, Victoria 3678
Australia
Tel & Fax: +3 57257343
Email: cck94@bigpond.com

Women. A traditional Anglican Benedictine order, enclosed and contemplative. Its members endeavor to glorify God in a life of prayer under the threefold vow of stability, conversion of life, and obedience. They follow a rhythm of life centered on the worship of God in the Daily Eucharist and sevenfold Office. Hospitality aimed at helping visitors deepen their spiritual lives through prayer is a feature of the life.

CANADA

ORDER OF THE HOLY CROSS

OHC Online Newsletter:
<www.mount-calvary.org/news.html>

Holy Cross Priory
204 High Park Avenue
Toronto
Ontario M6P 2S6
Canada
Tel. 416-767-9081; fax: 416-767-4692
Retreat Center
Associates of Holy Cross (discussion group)

Men. Fr. David Bryan Hoopes OHC, superior (1999-). Tel. and fax: 805-963-8175. Fr. Douglas Brown, OHC, assistant. Order founded 1884; adopted Rule of Benedict 1987; priory established 1973. White tunic with scapular and hood, plain black ebony profession cross. Spiritual direction, parish ministry, other social ministries.

(See South Aftica and USA.)

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CAMEROON

ECUMENICAL BENEDICTINE SISTERS OF BETHANY

Sisters of Bethany
Bamenda, Cameroon

Women. The Benedictine monastic heritage calls us to a rhythm of daily prayer. Each morning, noon and evening we celebrate The Liturgy of the Hours. The Sisters of Bethany (EBSB) are under the care and direction of Bishop Jonathan Ruhumulisa, the Anglican Church of Cameroon.

 

ENGLAND

ORDER OF CISTERCIANS

Ewell Monastery
Water Lane
West Malling
Kent ME19 6HH

Men. The Revd Fr Aelred Arneson, OC, prior. Founded 1966. Traditional Cistercian habit.

 

BENEDICTINE COMMUNITY OF THE HOLY CROSS (CHC)

Holy Cross Convent
Rempstone Hall
North Loughborough LE12 6RG
England, UK
Tel. +44 01509 88 03 36; Fax: 01509 881812

Women. The Revd Mother Mary Luke Wise CHC, mother superior (1999-). Founded 1857 by Elizabeth Neale, sister of John Mason Neale, the hymnographer. Quiet days and limited accommodations for private retreatants.

 

ORDER OF SAINT BENEDICT

Alton Abbey
Abbey of Our Lady and Saint John
Beech
Alton
Hampshire GU34 4AP
Tel. +44 01420 62145
Website: <www.starcourse.org/abbey/>

Men. The Rt Revd Dom Giles Hill, OSB, abbot. Founded 1884 as the Order of Saint Paul. Black tunic, scapular with hood, and cloth waistband. Retreats and occasional parish work.

 

ORDER OF SAINT BENEDICT

Priory of Our Lady
Priory Lane
Burford, Oxon OX8 4SQ
England, UK
Tel. +44 01993 823141 (Sisters) / 3605 (Brothers)
information @ burfordosb.org.uk

Mixed. Rt Revd Brother Stuart Burns OSB, abbot (1996-); Sister Gabriel Allatt OSB, prioress. Founded 1941; resited 1949; mixed novitiate instituted 1987. Burford Priory is home to a community of Benedictine nuns and monks. By a common life of prayer, manual work and study, they try to create an atmosphere of stillness and silence in which the Community and its guests are enabled to be open and receptive to the presence of God. Black tunic, scapular, and leather belt; scapular with hood for men; black veil and white wimple for women. Printing, writing, counselling, mounting of icon-prints, Christmas tree plantation, dried flowers.

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ORDER OF SAINT BENEDICT

Edgeware Abbey
Community of Saint Mary at the Cross
Priory Field Drive, Hale Lane, Edgware
Middlesex HA8 9PZ, UK
Tel. +44 0181 958 7868; Fax: 020 8958 1920
nuns.osb.edgware@btclick.com

Women. Rt Revd Dame Mary Thérèse Zelent OSB, abbess (1992-). Founded 1866; dedicated to stand with Mary, the mother of Jesus, at the cross, thus sharing in her commitment to embrace all people in Christ's love. Black tunic and scapular with modernised headdress, black veil, and leather belt. Over the years the community's work has evolved to meet the present needs of elderly frail people for nursing or residential care. This care provision continues in Henry Nihill House at Edgware Abbey, where Residents enjoy close links with the community, its worship and its life.

 

ORDER OF SAINT BENEDICT

Elmore Abbey
Church Lane, Speen
Newbury
Berkshire RG13 1SA
England, UK
Tel. +44 01635 580729

Men. The Very Rev. Dom Simon OSB, conventual prior. Founded at Pershore 1914; resited at Nashdom Abbey 1926; resited at Elmore Abbey 1987. Black tunic, scapular with hood, leather belt. The monastery aims to provide an environment within which the traditional monastic balance between worship, study and work may be maintained with a characteristic Benedictine stress upon corporate worship and community life. To this end, outside commitments are kept to a minimum.

 

ORDER OF SAINT BENEDICT

Saint Mary's Abbey
52 Swan Street
West Malling
Kent ME19 6JX
Tel. +44 01732 843309

Women. Mother Abbess Mary John Marshall OSB (1990-). Original foundation c. 1090 (some of the original pre-Reformation community buildings are still used today). Re-founded in London 1891; resited to Somerset 1906; resited to West Malling 1916. Black tunic, scapular, veil and leather belt, white wimple and headband. Manual work, guest-house ministry, organic vegetables and fruit, bee-keeping, craft-work, and printing.

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COMMUNITY OF SAINT PETER, HORBURY

St. Peter's Convent
Dovecote Lane
Horbury
Wakefield
West Yorkshire WF4 6BB
Tel. +44 01924 272181
stpetersconvent @ btconnect.com

Women. The Revd Mother Robina CSPH, superior (1993-). Founded 1858. Black tunic, scapular, belt, white collar, black veil with white lining, and silver crucifix. Retreats and mission work.

 

COMMUNITY OF SAINT WILFRID

St. Wilfrid
5 Culverland Close
Exeter
Devon EX4 6HR
Tel. +44 01392 35538

Women. The Revd Mother, CSW, superior. Founded 1866. Co-educational school in Exeter.

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GHANA

ORDER OF THE HOLY PARACLETE
www.ohpwhitby.org/

Convent of the Holy Spirit
PO Box AH9375
Ahinsan
Kumasi Ashanti, GHANA

Women. Founded 1915. White dress with roll-neck collar. Overseas, the Order's long-standing commitment to Africa has been extended in exciting new developments: raising awareness of Aids and providing a home for abused girls in Swaziland, and fostering vocations to Religious life in Ghana and South Africa. In response to perceived local interest and support, two new convents have been built, one in Jachie, Ashanti, where there is also an Eye Clinic run by a Ghanian member, the other in Johannesburg alongside St Benedict's House, the retreat and conference centre run by the Sisters.
Central to the Order's life in all its houses are the Divine Office and Eucharist, and a strong emphasis on corporate activity.

(See also England, Scotland, and South Africa.)

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SOUTH AFRICA

ORDER OF THE HOLY CROSS

uMariya uMama weThemba Monastery and Noviciate
P.O. Box 6013
Grahamstown 6141
South Africa
Website: <www.imaginet.co.za/holycross/>
Associates of Holy Cross (discussion group)

Bro. Timothy Jolley OHC, Prior
Bro. John Forbis OHC, Guestmaster
Tel. +(046) 622-8111; fax +(046) 622-6424
Private/emergencies only: +(046) 622-6465

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

BROTHERS OF SAINT JOHN THE EVANGELIST

Tanglewood Hill Monastery
Post Office Box 782
Freeland, WA 98249
Website: www.brothersofsaintjohn.org

Bro. Richard Tussey EFSJ, Superior; tel. 360-320-1186
Our monastery is on Whidbey Island, about an hour (including the short ferry ride) from Seattle. We offer Quiet Days and are much involved in parish work at St Augustine's-in-the-Woods in Freeland.

 

HOUSE OF INITIA NOVA - BENEDICTINE

Genesis Abbey
3322 Amber Forest Dr.
Houston, Texas - 70068
Phone: 281.836.5782
Website: www.houseofinitianova.org

Right Reverend Michael-John Austin - Abbot. The House of Initia Nova seeks to revolutionize how Anglicans understand Benedictine religious life. Based on the Rule of St. Benedict, the community is a faithful witness to traditional and contemporary expressions of religious life coexisting within the same household and community. The traditional monastic model of chaste singles, both male and female, is the cornerstone from which all else springs.

Building on the model of a local community, however, the House of Inita Nova opens its spiritual doors to married individuals, not as second class citizens to religious life, but as peers drawn by the Holy Spirit into an intentional living of their baptismal vows. Whether residing at Genesis Abbey or living in the larger community on mission, all vowed participants receive the same computer-based formation program. The House of Initia Nova also has a vibrant Oblate program, valid and authentic in its own tradition and history.

The Archbishop of Canterbury has affirmed Abbot Michael-John's desire not to align the House of Initia Nova with any province of the Anglican Communion during the difficulties that pull on the fabric of the global church.

Michael-John was consecrated in a rare ecumenical event. The abbot of Conception Abbey, Missouri, Rt. Rev. Gregory Polan OSB,  presented Michael-John to the Episcopal Diocesan of Iowa for consecration. Since that time Michael-John has been invited to attend the annual gathering of Roman abbots in the Americas. Abbot Michael-John is also a member of the National Association of Episcopal Christian Communities.

 

ORDER OF THE HOLY CROSS

Mount Calvary Retreat House and Monastery
Post Office Box 1296
Santa Barbara, California 93102
Website: <www.mount-calvary.org/>

Bro. Nicholas Radelmiller, OHC, prior; tel. and fax: 805 963-8175. Retreats, quiet days, parish work.

 

Holy Cross Monastery and Novitiate
Post Office Box 99
West Park, New York 12493-0099
Tel. 914-384-6660; fax: 914-384-6031
davidbohc@hcmnet.org
Website: <www.holycrossmonastery.com/>
Associates of Holy Cross (discussion group)

Father David Bryan Hoopes OHC, superior (1999-); Fr Douglas Brown OHC, assistant. Retreats and study programs, Holy Cross Publications, Elderhostel.

(See Canada and South Africa.)

 

ORDER OF SAINT BENEDICT

Servants of Christ Priory
28 West Pasadena Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85013-2002
Tel. 602 248-9321

Men. The Very Revd Dom Cornelius de Rijk, OSB, prior (1985-). Founded as the Servants of Christ 1968; adopted the Rule of Benedict 1988. Black tunic and scapular with hood.

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ORDER OF SAINT BENEDICT

Chicago Priory of Christ the King
4334 North Hazel Street, No. 110
Chicago, Illinois 60613

Men. Bro. Ned Gerber, OSB, prior. Founded 1985. Black Cassinese habit with grey cincture. Participate in the parish life of the Church of the Atonement, publish lectionary study guides, ministry to poor and newly immigrant people.

 

ORDER OF SAINT BENEDICT

Bethlehem Priory
430 North Limestone Street
Lexington, Kentucky 40508-1874
Tel./Fax 606 252-4354
DOMOSB@earthlink.net
Web Site: <http://geocities.com/bethlehempriory/>

Men, semi-cloistered. Instituted in 1981 by the Bishop of Lexington of The Episcopal Church in the USA. In 1986 the community was received by the Bishop of the Midwest of the Anglican Catholic Church. Full habit with tonsure. Community seeks to resite at a future date to a rural setting to deepen its contemplative charism. Oblates and Associates.

 

ORDER OF SAINT BENEDICT

St. Andrew's Priory
P O Box 858
Alfred, Maine 04002
Tel. 207-251-1466
E-mail: <info @ StAndrewspriory.com>
Website: <www.standrewspriory.com>

Men. The goal of the monks at St. Andrew's Priory is to center their lives on the teachings of Jesus.

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ORDER OF SAINT BENEDICT

St Gregory's Abbey
56500 Abbey Road
Three Rivers, Michigan 49093-9595
Tel. 269-244 5893 Fax: 269-244 8712
E-mail: <abbot @ saintgregorysthreerivers.org>
Website: <www.saintgregorysthreerivers.org/>

Men. The Rt Revd Dom Andrew Marr, OSB, abbot (1989-). Founded at Valparaiso, Indiana, 1939, as a dependency of Nashdom Abbey (England); resited to Three Rivers 1949; independent abbey 1969. Black tunic and scapular with hood. Guest-house ministry, occasional parish quiet days and preaching engagements.

 

ORDER OF SAINT BENEDICT

St. Joseph's Monastery
114 Live Oak Drive
Natchez, Mississippi 39120
Tel. 601-442-4029
E-mail: <vocations @ osbms.org>
Website: <www.osbms.org/>

Men. Br. Vincent Ignatius, OSB, Superior. Founded in 2001 as the Order of Saint Joseph; adopted the Rule of Benedict in 2003. Black tunic and scapular with hood. Retreat ministry, occasional outside engagements.

 

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