Henry Nihill House has got a brand-new website.

"Before all things, care must be taken of the sick ....."

[Rule of St Benedict ch 36]

We are a small community of women living out the Gospel values in the Benedictine tradition and through our dedication to stand at the Cross of Jesus with Mary his Mother, we seek to serve Christ in one another, in the care of the sick and poor, and in ministering to Abbey guests and those who live around us.

Our Benedictine Life

The spirit of St. Benedict’s Rule is summed up in the motto of the Benedictine Confederation: pax (“peace”) and the traditional ora et labora (“pray and work”). A balanced life in the modern world.

Abbey Church

"I thank you Lord with all my heart,
you have heard the words of my mouth.
In the presence of the angels I will bless you.
I will adore you before your holy temple."
[Psalm 137]

News and Events

We are still very mindful of Covid-19  when you visit us - we ask you to protect yourselves and us.  We are keeping you all in our Prayer.


- Open Day -

will be June 8th 2024

Henry Nihill House

Mother Abbess is a Spiritual Presence in HNH, and always available to residents and staff.
Seeking to fulfil the words of Jesus;
“I am come that you may have life, and have it more abundantly,”
...the needs of Residents and Staff for continual personal fulfilment and development are recognised and honoured.