Events  2017

For further details on all events, please contact Br John at
or phone 01234 881211
or by post: Monastery Of Christ Our Saviour, Jack’s Lane, Turvey, Bedfordshire, MK43 8DH

Car Parking via first drive on left in Jack’s Lane




There will be an exhibition of artwork by Br. Herbert in The Monks Guesthouse starting on Saturday 1st July, 2.30-4.30. Then on Sunday 2nd July at 11.30. Then Monday 3rd July to Friday 7th July (10am - 4pm).

Entrance is free but donations for The Prebend Day Centre, Bedford gratefully received. Some paintings will be available for purchase. Refreshments provided.

Volunteers appreciated to be present at the exhibition and to assist with refreshments for morning sessions (10am-1pm) and or afternoon sessions (1pm - 4pm)


please contact or call Johan 07900864674 if interested.

Turvey Village





21st August to 25th August   2017

Come and join us here at The Monastery of Christ Our Saviour for a week of monastic living – work, rest & prayer.

For further details please contact Br John:–

email:  or tel. 01234 881211





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Psychotherapy and Spirituality Group

Members wanted for on-going psychotherapy and spirituality group conducted by Br.John Mayhead OSB (Monk and Spiritual Director) and Maria Duval (Group Analyst) — for further information contact Br.John at or tel.01234 881211

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Held every Thursday Evening at 7.45pm in the Garden Room of the Monastery. It is immediately after Compline at 7.30pm held in the Abbey Chapel to which you are also invited if you wish to attend. Tea/Coffee available after the 30 minutes meditation.

For more information or to reserve a place contact Br John at




This is for people who have studied the Enneagram at Turvey Abbey or elsewhere. The group meets twice yearly, in the Spring and Autumn,  on a Saturday to share and develop their knowledge of the Enneagram, and appreciation and understanding of its practical application.

Suggested donation of £15.00 which includes tea and coffee, meetings run from 10.00am to 4.00pm. We also include a break for those who wish to attend Mass in the Abbey chapel.  Please bring a packed lunch.

New members who have studied the Enneagram are always assured of a warm welcome. In the first instance and for more information please email the group administrator Mairead at




seeds and handsReconnecting the poor and the powerful

In our divided world, whether we perceive ourselves as poor or powerful, we are equal, when rooted in the soil. Through a simple and deep reunion with the land this evolving and varied program invites all with the courage, to look more deeply at their footprint on the earth and journey toward a transformational engagement and reconnection to the sacred essence that nature’s teachings provide in abundance.


Arrival:  6.00pm Friday. 
Departure:  5.00pm Sunday

A minimum donation of £35 per person is suggested for the weekend. For those able to make larger donations, we are always grateful to receive whatever you feel you can offer. It all goes toward covering the costs of heating, electricity and laundry for the monastery’s guesthouse as well as the food and gardening materials.

Please let us know before booking whether you have any dietary requirements, disabilities or other physical conditions that may affect your ability to garden.

For all general enquiries, please email:

or contact us via our FaceBook page:


Dates of weekend events*

17th – 19th March: Green Shoots: Preparing for growth

28th – 30th April: Banking on Poverty, Dying to Live — Ben Bowmaker

12th – 14th May:  Physician Heal Thyself: The medicinal gardener

9th – 11th June: St Benedict and Biodynamics, understanding our soil and reconnecting to the sacred

14th – 16th July: Fully Alive: The Abundant Garden

11th – 13th August:  Leadership and Love through Service:
The interconnected garden

15th – 17th September: The Science of Soil: Digging  down to our roots

*The program schedule for each weekend is distributed two weeks before the event.

sharing a meal





Saturdays: 1st April, 29 July, 21st October, 9th December 2017 

creativity in action


creativity in actionTake a day out, JUST FOR YOU and spend it embraced by the tranquillity and rhythm of Turvey Monastery, exploring your creative self and enjoying a lovely lunch. We use a variety of creative practises in the morning to inspire our inner creativity. You may then choose to draw, paint or write, sew or just relax within the peace.Experience as an artist is not necessary, everyone is welcome of any faith or none. For the morning exercises some basic art materials will be provided. Please bring along your own preferred materials for the afternoon.


Cost: £35.00 which includes lunch. Tea and coffee available all day

To book your place or for further information, please contact Johan:

tel: 07900864674

or email