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.  

Covid-19 Visitor Information

Please view our Covid guidelines and the reopening roadmap for Quarr Abbey.

A selection of Quarr Abbey books are now available to order through bookshop.org, For every book sold Quarr Abbey will receive a % of the sale which will help us with the extensive repairs and running costs of Quarr Abbey.


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.


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

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 ...

Benedictine Monasteries

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


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.