Carmelite Monastery

Thicket Priory



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News & Events

26 July 2019
This year marks the tenth anniversary of moving to our new monastery on 21 May 2009.  We celebrated with a Mass on thanksgiving on 26 July 2019, which is also the anniversary of our community moving from Exmouth to Thicket in 1955.  We were delighted to be joined by so many of our friends – clergy from the dioceses of Middlesbrough and Leeds; our sisters from Stanbrook, who also celebrate their tenth anniversary this year; sisters of the Congregation of Jesus from the Bar Convent; Sisters of Mercy from Hull; members of the Carmelite family; Bishop John Thompson of Selby; members of the local Anglican communities; our night carers and so many of our friends from near and far who have supported us in so many ways throughout the years. In his homily, main celebrant Fr Tony Lester spoke of Thicket as a place of welcome for everyone.  The Mass was followed by afternoon tea in the monastery and gardens. Here are some photos from throughout the afternoon:

18 May 2019
We were pleased to welcome the Eckhart Society for their annual Northern day of reflection.
The theme was "Love, Justice and Eckhartian Spirituality" and talks were given by Ronald Haynes, Roswitha Jarman and Rebecca Stephens, followed by a wide-ranging discussion. Martin Riley
re-enacted one of Meister Eckhart's sermons.

21 April 2019
Images from Holy Week and Easter at Thicket

31 March 2019
The Wheldrake Singers, directed by Robin Black performed Stainer’s Crucifixion in our chapel, with soloists Tom Cooke and Clive Goodhead, accompanied by Graeme Urwin on keyboard. 

Just as the choir sang the motet God So Loved The World, our crucifix was illuminated by a shaft of sunlight.

Forthcoming Event:
Our 2019 Christmas Carol Service will take place on Thursday 19 December at 6.30p.m.
Carols by Candlelight followed by hot mince pies and non-alcoholic mulled wine (for safe driving!)
All welcome.

8 October 2019

We were delighted to welcome the Union of Catholic Mothers from St Aelred's Parish in York  who joined us for Mass celebrated by their Parish Priest Fr Bill Serplus (who is also the Diocesan Spiritual Advisor for the UCM) and for refreshments afterwards.