Avila Retreat Centre

Avila Carmelite Centre is an oasis of peace and tranquillity just 2 km from the centre of Dublin. While close to main roads it is nestled away in an area that offers quiet and green spaces. The modern building, filled with light and surrounded by an extensive garden, offers an ideal space for quiet and reflection. The beautiful chapel is a place of welcome and prayer.

Avila welcomes guests of all faiths and none. It offers a variety of retreats and courses on aspects of spirituality. For those who wish to “get away from it all” and have quiet time, we have eight en-suite guest rooms and two hermitages.

The conference facilities and large car park make Avila an ideal location for small conferences, in particular, those of charity groups. Avila is located on Bloomfield Avenue, just off Morehampton Rd (N11) in Donnybrook. It is well served by public transport with bus routes 39A (Blanchardstown to UCD), 46A (Phoenix Park to Dun Laoghaire) and 145 (Heuston Station to Kilmacanogue) and the Aircoach Service (Dublin Airport to Sandyford) within a five-minute walk.

More details can be found here: http://www.avilacentre.ie/

Carmelite Priory, Oxford, England

The  Priory and Retreat Centre, on Boars Hill just outside  OxfordEngland are set in seventeen acres of woodland with beautiful views of Oxford.

It is an oasis of peace and stillness and offers peaceful and green spaces as an ideal place for quiet prayer and meditation and walks. The retreat centre is run by the community of friars and welcomes guests of all faiths, nations and social groups, as well as those with no faith who desire to search their own way to the wholeness and the meaning of life.

We offer a variety of retreats and courses, based mostly on Carmelite spirituality and the ancient tradition of prayer. We also offer the space for private groups and individuals wanting some peaceful time.

By clicking on any of the links on this page, you will be redirected to the UK based website of the Order of the Discalced Carmelites, a registered charity in England and Wales with charity number 272242. Please be aware that all payments are made in Sterling Pounds to the Order of the Discalced Carmelites, a registered charity in England and Wales with charity number 272242.

Mass Details

Mass and Prayer Times:      Weekdays at 7:30 am and daily at 12:15 (also Live Streamed)
Holy Spirit Mass:  First Monday of the month at 7:30 pm (YouTube and our Website’s Live Page)
Healing Mass: First Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm (Facebook and our website’s Live Page)

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary and Night Prayer:  Daily at 8:00 pm (not currently online).

Priory Details

Carmelite Priory,
Chilswell, Boars Hill

Telephone: 07927 563653
Email: retreat@carmelite.org.uk


By Train to Oxford.

You can then get a taxi to the Priory or the Bus but the nearest bus stop is about 30 minutes walk from the Priory.

By Car

From the roundabout of the A34 called the Hinksey Hill interchange, follow the signs for Wootton/Youlbury Scout Camp.  Drive past the Scout Camp and the Priory drive will shortly be on your right.

Kensington Priory

The Carmelite Priory of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St. Simon Stock has been a presence in the area for 150 years. Through our way of life we hope to enable people to experience prayer as a way of life for themselves. We hope you will enjoy your visit among us and leave with a greater sense of the call to prayer. Come and join us celebrate God’s presence within and without. We are located 500 yards from Kensington High Street. We minister to the Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel & St Simon Stock (Carmelite Church).

More details can be found here: https://parish.rcdow.org.uk/kensington2/

Priory Details

Carmelite Priory
41 Kensington Church Street,
W8 4BB.

Carmelite Priory, Gerrards Cross

The Carmelite Priory of St. Joseph in Gerrards Cross welcomes you here. The priory comprises of five members who maintain the prayer life and minister in a parish. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Gerrards Cross is a thriving parish with many activities for young and old.

Priory Details

Austenwood Common
Chalfont St Peter
Gerrards Cross
Buckinghamshire SL9 8RY

Telephone: 01753 886581

Ecclesiastical Location: Roman Catholic Diocese of Northampton