No 15 Summer 2016

A Fifth Abbot for Quarr

On 11th May, the Community of Quarr elected a new abbot. After the resignation of Dom Cuthbert Johnson in 2008, times and circumstances did not allow the election of an abbot, which requires a two-third majority. It was the task of Dom Finbar Kealy, appointed Prior Administrator by the Abbot of Solesmes in 2008, to reinforce the unity of the community and to lead to completion a wide range of excellent projects inherited from Abbot Cuthbert’s leadership.

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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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