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A Haven of Peace and Tranquility on our Doorstep.


The Monastery of Our Lady of Hyning was founded in 1974 by four sisters from their communities at Slough and Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex. Until 1973, the house and garden was the home of the Peel family; a splendid country mansion situated in acres of farmland. This main house now serves as the guesthouse. When the sisters arrived they used the servant quarters and the guests would use the main house.

In 1983, an extension was built to link a large outbuilding to the main house. This is now the Community area. A year later, a large barn was converted into a simple and prayerful Chapel with the cloister corridor built to link it with the main house.

After a long period of very limited activity because of COVID and then the refurbishment project, they are delighted to announce that their Guest House is now open again and they began welcoming guests in October 2022.  The new en-suite bedrooms in the main house are splendid!

A minimum stay of two nights is suggested so that guests can fully appreciate their lovely new rooms and help the smaller community maintain the guest house.

The community write:

“Through our work of hospitality, we welcome those who wish to share the peace and prayerfulness of our monastic guesthouse and garden. The guesthouse is available most of the year to individuals or groups of all denominations wishing to pray, reflect or study in the quiet atmosphere of a monastery.”


We have 17 rooms: 4 singles and 8 twins in the main house (all en-suite) and 3 singles and 2 twins in an adjacent cottage (not en-suite). All rooms can be used as singles. The numbers of rooms available for a group needs to be confirmed with the bookings secretary.

We do not normally accept stays of less than two nights (three at Christmas and Easter).

There is a lift serving all floors in the main house and some facilities for people with limited mobility. All the main areas in the house are wheelchair accessible. Please let us know if you have special needs.

Please bring soap and towel. Warm clothing and footwear suitable for wet grass are advisable! Sorry, we are unable to accept pets.

WEEK-END GROUP BOOKINGS: usually begin with the evening meal at 6.30 pm on Friday and end on Sunday afternoon.

TIMETABLE for Prayers from the Divine Office

Lauds: Weekdays 6.30 am / Sunday 7.15 am
Terce: Weekdays 8.20am / Sunday 8.50am
Mass: Weekdays 8.30am / Sunday 9.00am
Midday Prayer: Weekdays & Sunday 12.15pm
Vespers: Weekdays & Sunday 4.45pm
Vigils: Weekdays and Sunday 8.15pm
(8.05pm Sat and eve of solemnities.)


ENQUIRIES may be made in writing to the Bookings Secretary (please send an SAE), by e-mail to [email protected] or by phone 01524 732684 (not after 8 pm or on Sundays please). All bookings should be confirmed in writing, together with a non-returnable registration fee of £20 per person. Bookings are only acknowledged on receipt of an SAE.

When booking, please indicate your time of arrival (am or pm), and whether you have any special dietary requirements. Please note that we can cater for most, but not all diets.

RATES: suggested donations are available, on application to the Bookings Secretary.


Monastery of Our Lady of Hyning
Warton, nr Carnforth,
Lancashire, LA5 9SE, England.
Tel +44 (0)1524 732684
Email Hyning

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