Worship is at the heart of our life

In the Community of the Resurrection worship follows a typical monastic round: each day begins with Mattins: the singing of several psalms to the traditional plainchant, followed by a reading, a canticle and prayers. After the short Midday Office we gather round the altar for the Eucharist.

Our daily Evensong consists almost entirely of singing, mainly of psalms, and the day ends with the quieter service of Compline after which we keep complete silence until 9 o’clock the following morning (see the daily timetable).  Worship is like music – you cannot describe it. So if you want to know more about our worship, come and join with us.

There are very few days in the year when you will find the Community worshipping without our guests or a visitor present in the church. Our services are open to all, and we welcome you to join us. Those planning group visits need to book with the guest department, to avoid a last minute scramble for a seat!

Visit or Stay

We welcome you to come to CR and to share in our life. Some come regularly to talk with a brother, others spend a day or two experiencing this very different environment. Individuals and groups come on retreat and pilgrimage, share in the teaching and courses we offer and join us in worship and meals.