Anglican Benedictine Nuns

Welcome to the Community

Nun praying in the cloister

We are a community of women who have been drawn to respond to God's love by living a life of prayer, work, study and hospitality based on the Rule of St. Benedict. In our corporate worship we pray in fellowship with the whole church; in times of solitude and silence each sister responds in her own way to the call to 'Pray constantly'. Through simplicity of lifestyle we express our reverence for God's creation, and our concern and responsibility for the future.

We have residential accommodation for people seeking a silent space for prayer, reflection and rest. We also welcome enquiries from women who feel drawn to the Benedictine way of life and wish to live as an alongsider within our community. For some, this may be part of a journey exploring a life commitment as a nun.

Modern Church and Norman West Front

Recent News

We are delighted with the outcome of the public inquiry into the proposed development at Lavenders Road and Swan Street. We are grateful and humbled by the amount of support we have received during this process. We would particularly like to thank Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, the local Parish Councils and the Protect West Malling group for their hard work in securing this outcome. We and our guests are now looking forward to continuing our life at the Abbey in the God-centred quiet and peace. (3rd October 2019)


We host concerts in the Abbey Church as part of the Music@Malling Festival each September. Please visit their website for details.

Heritage Open Days

We run tours of the Abbey for the general public as part of Heritage Open Days. Our next tours will be in September 2021.