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Carmelite activities are taking place online. Please follow the 'Contact' instructions for further information.

St Teresa of Avila 1515-1582

St John of the Cross 1542-1591

St Thérèse of Lisieux 1873-1897



  • a source of massive inspiration for generations of searchers all over the world.


Carmel’s saints


  • beloved by millions: St Teresa of Avila, St John of the Cross, St Thérèse of Lisieux – all Doctors of the Church – St Elizabeth of the Trinity, St Teresa of the Andes, St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein – a Patron of Europe) and a host of others.


Carmel’s martyrs


  • The Martyrs of Compiègne under the French Revolution, the Martyrs of Spain in the Civil War, and others.


Carmel’s teachers of prayer


  • spiritual wisdom from the heart and from the mind, available in countless books and podcasts.

Latest on this site

Walsingham Pilgrimage

Saturday 21 June 2021

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National conference on
St John of the Cross

21-23 June 2021

Click here for details

Secret of Spiritual Growth

A lucid and accessible introduction to the life of prayer

Read or print


The Eucharist is live-streamed from the Carmelite Priory, Boars Hill at 12.15pm each day.

(Link becomes live just before start.)

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