Mosaic of the Anastasis icon, Monastery of Christ our Saviour, based on a Byzantine fresco at Instanbul


Situated in the village of Turvey, Bedfordshire, the Monastery of Christ Our Saviour is next door to the Priory of Our Lady of Peace, Turvey Abbey. The community, which was founded in 1980 by Dom Edmund Jones (+1985), belongs to the Benedictine Congregation of Our Lady of Monte Oliveto. The monks share daily worship with the nuns.

The community has no outside apostolate but welcomes guests of all denominations. Hospitality is offered to all who seek silence and time to reflect. Guests are welcome to share daily worship with the communities. The guest house can accommodate groups of various kinds and has facilities for self-catering.

Throughout the year the monastery hosts interfaith meetings and Christian/Jewish dialogue meetings. The Catholic ecumenical journal ‘One in Christ’ is published twice yearly by the monks of Turvey and Rostrevor, N Ireland.

Since their foundation the monks have established the Turvey Centre for Group Therapy. The Centre offers individual and group therapy and runs courses in conjunction with Oxford Brookes University.

The monks were instrumental in founding what is now Emmaus Village Carlton. Emmaus Communities offer homeless people a home, work and the chance to rebuild their lives in a supportive environment.