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 precautions. Please follow guidance and signage around the grounds.

It is important that dogs be kept on a lead at all times.

Our abbey church is open for mass and private prayer as follows: from 15 mins. Before mass ( 8.45 am on weekdays; 9.45 am on sundays and solemnities) until 12.30 pm and from 2.30 pm until 5.30 pm. People are requested to abide by the 2m social distancing rules. Numbers for mass are limited to 30 people so please consider attending mass during the week instead of on sundat. People must sanitise their hands on entrance and wear a mask.

Confessions are available on saturdays at 10 am in the church, or at other times by arrangement

The pilgrim chapel is closed

The following are links to live stream masses and other prayer services:


The Tearoom and Farm Shop have reopened and are now offering a limited takeaway service. The opening times are: 10 am to 5 pm each day.

The Monastery Shop is now open. Please email bookshop@quarr.Org for details of opening times.

The art gallery is now open.

Our guesthouse is closed.

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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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