Who We Are

  • About St Antony's Priory

    St Antony’s Priory is a Christian spirituality centre in Durham, operated by the Society of the Sacred Mission (SSM).

  • Who's Who on the Team

    The work of the Priory is enabled by a committed and talented staff team, as well as a number of volunteers.

  • Support Us

    Donating to the Priory, for spiritual direction, retreat accommodation or attendance at an event or activity.

What We Do

  • The Chapel

    The Chapel has a regular timetable of daily and weekly services, to which all are welcome.

  • Spiritual Direction

    We can help you find a spiritual director, and we also run training for Spiritual Directors, and provide meeting rooms.

  • Retreats and Quiet Days

    The Cottage has four self-catering flats for people wishing to spend a few days on individual private retreat.

Come and See

  • Religious Life Insitute

    In an exciting new development we are working to set up an Institute for Anglican Religious Life.

  • The Library

    The Priory’s new library was created as part the refurbishment works in 2019. The catalogue is now online.

  • Speaker Events

    Including termly research seminars, in partnership with the university of Durham, as well as other one-off events.

St Antony’s Priory, in Durham, is a Christian spirituality centre operated by the Society of the Sacred Mission, an Anglican Religious Order originally established towards the end of the 19th Century.

Today the Priory offers spiritual accompaniment and training for spiritual directors, hospitality for groups and individuals, and a varying programme of courses and quiet days. 

There is a full timetable of weekday and Sunday services in the chapel (which members of the public are also very welcome to attend). Our worship is in the catholic tradition of the Church of England, and includes significant periods of silent prayer.

Overnight accommodation is available in the Cottage guesthouse, which has four self-catering rooms available for people wishing to spend a few days on retreat.

Latest News from St Antony's Priory

We are excited to be working towards the establishment of a new Institute for Anglican Religious Life, here at St Antony’s in Durham. This will involve working with Anglican religious communities to ensure the preservation of their legacy, as well as exploring how the wisdom of the past might inform future expressions of religious life. As part of this, we have launched a new series of speaker events; for more information see here.

Please note that both the weekly online and monthly in-person meditation sessions have been paused for the time being. 

In the meantime, our meeting rooms continue to be available for spiritual direction and individual quiet days, and the cottage remains a popular choice for private retreats

As ever, all are welcome to join the Priory community for services in the Chapel. See here for more information about service times. Please note that if attending services outside of normal office hours (e.g. on a Sunday or in the evening) it will be necessary to access the Chapel via the outside steps.

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Where we are

St Antony’s Priory
74 Claypath, Durham, DH1 1QT

Getting in touch

T. 0191 384 3747
E. admin@stantonyspriory.org

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