Welcome
to Quarr

Welcome to the Abbey of Our Lady of Quarr, a monastery on the Isle of Wight. Situated just off the south coast of England, Quarr is home to a small group of Benedictine monks who dedicate their lives to the glory of God. We welcome you to join us here and discover the peace, beauty and tranquility of Quarr.  

Monastery

For those who want to share in the spiritual life of the community by attending the offices, offering a mass, asking for prayers, meeting with a priest or a monk, considering a monastic vocation or becoming an oblate.

Heritage

Uncover the unique architecture of the abbey built in 1907 for the French Benedictine monks of Solesmes exiled on the Island. Set amongst acres of countryside upon the Isle of Wight’s

Benedictine Monasteries

Over the centuries Benedictine monasteries have played a vital role in evangelization. Although the followers of St. Ben ...

Architecture of Quarr

The imposing buildings of Quarr Abbey impress themselves upon the mind of many visitors to the Isle of Wight. But few pe ...

VISIT

Visit us and discover the peace and tranquillity of Quarr. Learn more about the abbey in our visitor-centre and enjoy visual arts in the gallery. Take solace in our Tea Shop or take home a slice of Quarr from our Farm Shop.

Farm Shop

Quarr’s Farm Shop offers a variety of local island produce along with Quarr Abbey's own unique range of products. Take ...

Art at the Abbey

Discover emerging and established artists in our gallery. With art exhibitions changing each week, there is always somet ...

Gardens and Grounds

Quarr Abbey is situated within 200 beautiful acres of pasture, woodlands, coastline and formal gardens.The Abbey’s pop ...

Getting to Quarr Abbey

Quarr Abbey is nestled between Ryde and Wootton on the northern coast of the Isle of Wight. If you are driving to the A ...

School Visits

Quarr Abbey actively welcomes visits from schools from across the Island and the mainland. There are many topics that te ...

Tea Shop

Quarr Abbey Tea Shop & Farm Shop, open throughout the year, is an extension to our many visitors of the monastic com ...

No 27 Summer 2020

Human, Safe and Caring “Stay Safe!” We hear this phrase quite a lot these days. Spontaneously, it seems, we fight ...

Friends Pathways Project

The new Friends’ project is to help improve the accessibility of the paths at Quarr Abbey. The first fundraising ...

Covid-19 Visitor Information

The grounds and businesses at quarr abbey are are now open and welcome visitors. We are following the covid-19 safety pr ...

No 26 Spring 2020

Mary’s Dowry By re-dedicating England to Mary on the 29th of March 2020 and inviting all parishes and faithful to c ...

No 25 Winter 2019

God Made Flesh It is becoming ever easier to appreciate the newness of Christianity. We no longer live in times when ...

No 24 Autumn 2019

Unity of Life The man had just parked his bicycle and was taking off his helmet when, seeing me, he sort of abruptly ...

Many thanks to Madfrog for use of drone videography.

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Your generosity helps preserve Quarr for future generations...

Support & donate…

Your generosity helps preserve Quarr for future generations...

Welcome to the Abbey of Our Lady of Quarr, a monastery on the Isle of Wight, just off the south coast of England. It is home to a small group of Benedictine monks who strive to dedicate their lives to the glory of God, and whose day is characterised by prayer, work and community life.

Quarr Abbey is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Visitors are welcome to attend worship in the Abbey Church. You can visit our gardens, take refreshment in our Tea Shop and find out about the monastery in our Visitor Centre. The Farm Shop offers home grown produce and the Monastery Shop religious articles, books and souvenirs. There is a new exhibition of the work of local artists every week in the gallery.

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