Chilworth Abbey

An Introduction by the Abbot


We are a Roman Catholic Community of Benedictine monks of the Subiaco Cassinese Congregation, and, until our move in November 2011, we had lived, worked and prayed on the same site since our foundation in 1856.
In what follows, we hope to provide an insight into the unique history, style and structure of our monastic way of life, by presenting to you, in image, text, and sound, something of our daily interpretation of the sixth-century Rule of St Benedict.
Should you have any enquiries or questions concerning St Augustine's Abbey, the monastic life in general, the Benedictine Order in particular, prayer, or indeed any other matter arising from the content of these pages, please feel free to write to us via the e-mail enquiry facility on our website's Contact page.
Yours sincerely
Abbot Paulinus Greenwood OSB