Ampleforth Abbey

19 January 2017

Welcome to our website

Whether you are looking for information or inspiration we hope your visit proves worthwhile today.


Our Community

Here you will find information on St Benedict and his Rule, on our Patron Saints, and also a short history of the community. We explain what a vocation is, what the monastic vows mean, and what an Oblate is. You can also find reflections by the brethren on the Rule of St Benedict.


Our Work

We work in education and on parishes. We have a monastery far away in Zimbabwe and provide hospitality to visitors at home. We have orchards and a shop and serve each other in many other ways.


Our Prayer

Monks pray the Divine Office together, but also use the Scriptures in an ancient, prayerful way called Lectio Divina. Here you can also find copies of homilies and other information about how monks pray.


Ampleforth Diary

News from the Monastic Community, Old Amplefordians, SMA and the College

Live streaming of services

Please note, our live streaming service is currently down we are working hard to rectify this.  Apologies for any inconvenience.  

You can now listen to the Offices of Lauds (Weekdays 7.15am, Sundays 8am), Vespers (Weekdays 6pm, Sundays 6.20pm) and Compline (Daily 8.15pm) live from the Abbey Church by clicking on the link below:

To listen live please click here.