Guest Information

We are still very mindful of Covid-19

In the Benedictine tradition, we welcome guests of all faiths and backgrounds that they may find peace and solace, and stillness amidst life in a busy world.   St Benedict tells us in his Rule “Guests are never lacking in a monastery” [chapter 53]

Here at Edgware Abbey:

Personal Retreat or Quiet Time 24 to 48 hours:

St Raphael’s Retreat is a small comfortable “self-catering” guest wing with ensuite facilities.

A sitting/dining room with small kitchenette containing fridge, kettle & microwave.  Supermarkets and restaurants in the vicinity.

Arrivals before 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

From Monday to Saturday St Raphael Retreat Open Daily 9.00am to 4.30pm:-

Personal Day Retreat:

If you wish to pray, rest or study, you could use a room in St Raphael’s Retreat and take advantage of our Abbey Church or sit quietly in the Cloister.  Please bring  packed lunch & tea and coffee provided in the kitchenette.

Group Meetings:

St John’s Chalet is ideal for groups of up to 7 people.

Bring packed lunch & use kitchenette & facilities in St Raphael’s Retreat.

Parish Groups:

The Abbey Church is perfect for larger groups to use.

Bring your own sandwiches & use the kettle in the kitchenette of St Raphael’s Retreat.


The Abbey is 94a Priory Field Rd., Edgware HA8 9PU

NB: We are closed on Sunday.


-  email us requesting your preferred date of retreat, sending us the following  information about yourself:-

Name, Address, Email, Phone number, Name of your Place of Worship, Denomination & name of your Minister of Religion.

- Or by phone: 020 8958 7868

We require a reference for anyone applying for the first time:

Your privacy is important to us. We do not share your details with anyone else.

cloister garden