Common Life

The Horarium

Our daily timetable

05.45 Rising Bell

06.30 Silent prayer

07.00 Office of Readings & Lauds

08.00 Study

10.00 Work

12.00 Angelus & Midday Prayer

12.15 Holy Mass (Sunday 11:00)

13.00 Lunch

14.30 Work

17.00 Rosary & Evening Prayer

18.20 Supper

19.45 Recreation

20.15 Adoration & Compline (19:30 on Sundays)

The Grand Silence follows Compline until after Morning Prayer the next day

Visitors are welcome to join the Sisters for Mass and the Divine Office.

The horarium occasionally changes so please phone ahead to check times: 01590 681874


We live together under one roof, pray together, eat at one table and share everything in common so that we have nothing that we can call 'our own'. The source of our communion is the Eucharist, celebrated daily. Charity is the purpose of our life as religious sisters. The love of God we have received is lived freely in the love we have for one another in community.

"Like the Church of the Apostles, our communion is founded, built up and made firm in the one Spirit. It is in the Spirit that we receive the Word from God the Father with one faith, contemplate Him with one heart, and praise Him with one voice. In Him we are made one body, share in the one bread, and finally hold all things in common."

- Constitutions of the Dominican Sisters of St Joseph, 3,I.




"In order that each community be a centre of true communion, let all accept and cherish one another as members of the same body, differing in native qualities and functions, but equal in the common bond of charity and profession."

- Constitutions of the Dominican Sisters of St Joseph, 4,I.