short video

Here is a link to a short video which some of you may be interested in, especially if you are discerning. It is a companion to a book called ‘Prefer nothing to Christ’ published by the CTS for the EBC ……

The film is available here ; on that same Vimeo channel you will also find the film’s three sections and introduction presented as individual clips here

What’s happening in the garden now????

Well, it’s Autumn now, and what is happening in the garden? There is lots of transformation going on and the gardener is making an excellent change with clearance etc.

Also, blackberries are being picked and made into jam with apples, apples are picked and just started to being bottled to help towards the winter eating, apples are also lining up in the ‘fruit shed’.

The Blackberry & Apple jam is very popular! (Sorry no pics of this)


News update…….

For the latest news at Colwich abbey please go to our Website: but here is a snippit…….

‘On July 20th Mother Abbess left Colwich for 10 days, to be one of the Forum participants. Renewal is an important aspect of our individual Christian life, let alone in our monasteries and of course within the Church as a whole. We have continually to undergo a renewal to keep focused and discern what the Holy Spirit is saying’. ……  read more……..

Hello again …….

It’s been a long time since I posted anything, but I’ve not been able to get into the Blog for some reason – had difficulty! We have a friend staying with us at the moment and she played the guitar alongside me at Mass this morning – that was great! Many family, friends and Oblates are visiting us at the moment over the next few weeks and we are welcoming new visitors to our monastery too! So, if you’d like to visit either for a private retreat, time out to pray and relax, discern your vocation (whatever that may be), you are more than welcome to come along and join in with our Daily Mass and Divine Office……….. Just email Mother Abbess at: