Friends Pathways Project

The new Friends’ project is to help improve the accessibility of the paths at Quarr Abbey. The first fundraising for this, a 2018 calendar, “ Images of Quarr”, sponsored by the chairman of the Friends, has raised over £1,200, making the total amount raised for this project more than £3,000. See here for poster of the calendar.       […]

The New Friends’ Project

The new Friends’ project is to help improve the accessibility of the paths at Quarr Abbey. The first fundraising for this, a 2018 calendar, “Images of Quarr”, sponsored by the chairman of the Friends, has raised over £1,200, making the total amount raised for this project more than £3,000. See here for poster of the […]

Teashop Opening Times

The teashop opening times are 10:00 until 17:00 Monday to Saturday and 11:15 until 17:00 on Sundays Summertime and 10.00 to 16.00 Monday to Saturday and 11.15 to 16.00 Sundays Wintertime. Please note: The Teashop is closed on Good Friday. The teashop will be closed from Monday 24th December – Tuesday 1st January. We will […]

Latest Gardens News

News from the gardens for April – May 2017 After some really cracking warm and sunny spring days, it is hard not to get too carried away with thoughts of mid-summer, lots of sunshine and lots of produce, picnics and barbecues! Alas, we are not there yet and we still have much sowing, planting and […]

Paraplegic Toilet

Paraplegic Toilet

On the 24th January 2017, the keys to the paraplegic toilet were handed over to Abbot Xavier. The paraplegic toilet has a hoist, maximum weight 30 stones, and entry to the facility will be with a RADAR key. Adjacent to the paraplegic facility the Friends have also donated a unisex toilet. Both facilities are in […]

Right Reverend Abbot Cuthbert Johnson OSB 1946-2017

On Monday 16th January 2017, our beloved brother, the Right Reverend Abbot Cuthbert Johnson OSB, fourth Abbot of Quarr, died peacefully, aged 70 at Holy Cross Care Home in Sunderland (England). The funeral mass will take place on Thursday January 26th at St Aloysius Church in Hebburn, Sunderland, at 9.30am. Burial will take place immediately […]

Abbatial Blessing

On Saturday, August 6, Feast of the Transfiguration, Bishop Philip of Portsmouth celebrated mass and conferred the Abbatial blessing on Abbot Xavier. See photos below.

Quarr Abbey launch a new CD of Gregorian Chant

The monks of Quarr Abbey are faithful to the tradition of their mother-house, Solesmes (France), which has been the world centre for study and performance of Gregorian Chant since 1833. At Quarr, every day, the community sing the praises of God and prays for the needS of the world making use of the old Latin […]

Bee Swarms Welcomed at Quarr

If you see a swarm of bees please let us know. Don’t get stung – we will send an experienced beekeeper to collect them and rehome them at the teaching apiary where they will be invaluable for the Rearing Island Bees project.

We have a new Abbot!

Press release for the election of Dom Xavier Perrin as Abbot of Quarr Dom Xavier Perrin has been elected as Abbot of Quarr Abbey, the Benedictine Abbey on the Isle of Wight. The election took place on Wednesday 11th May. Fr Xavier Perrin, born in Tours in 1958, first studied French Literature in Rennes, and […]