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