Order of St Benedict, St Benedict’s Priory (OSB)

Introduction to the community

The monastery aims to provide an environment within which the traditional monastic balance between worship, study and work may be maintained with a characteristic Benedictine stress upon corporate worship and community life. To this end, outside commitments are kept to a minimum.

OSB Salisbury Oratory

Contact details

01722 335868

Address: St Benedict’s Priory, 19A The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EB, UK

Community information

Date of foundation:
Registered Charity number:
220012 - Pershore Nashdom & Elmore Trust

Bishop Visitor: Rt Revd Dominic Walker OGS



Petà Dunstan, The Labour of Obedience: A history of Pershore, Nashdom, Elmore, Canterbury Press, London, 2009.

Augustine Morris, Oblates: Life with Saint Benedict

Simon Bailey, A Tactful God: Gregory Dix

Third Order, Fellowship, Associates

An extended confraternity of Oblates, numbering over 250 men and women, married and single, seek to live according to a rule of life inspired by Benedictine principles. From the start, the community has believed in the importance of prayer for Christian unity and the fostering of ecumenism.