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. 

     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 the courtyard of the Visitor Centre. These facilities are a complete donation by the Friends and no funds were raised for them. The main donors are Liz and Ian Stevens of Stevens Washrooms (Portsmouth) and other Friends of Quarr. The facility is now in use. See here for photograph. 

     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 afterwards. A requiem mass will also take place at Quarr Abbey on Monday January 30th at 11.30am. You can read an obituary for Abbot Cuthbert here.

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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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