....a peaceful oasis near the centre of Durham City

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St Antony's Priory is a peaceful oasis near the centre of Durham City. The Centre's small ecumenical team provides hospitality and weekday worship as well as an annual programme of:

  • Quiet days and workshops led by individuals drawn from differing denominations and none;

  • Hosting and facilitating quiet days and workshops for small groups of  clergy, lay people, chaplaincy teams and others;

  • Space for individuals or small groups

  • Individually-guided and private retreats by request;

  • Space for a day or more in personal prayer, contemplation, counselling and spiritual guidance.

  • Our Recovery Programme focuses on breaking exclusion for those recovering from addictions, giving them tools for well-being and resilience in their lives.

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Website updated

11 January 2018

Latest news...

Our Programme for January - August 2018 is now available for you to download.

March 16th - 18th 2018  The Enneagram: an Introductory workshop with Veronica Whitty.  

Beginning 6.30pm Friday and ending 4.30pm Sunday. (residential  or non-residential )

Please see the Programme page for more details.

Painting and Prayer Retreat: with CARM - the Creative Arts Retreat Movement:  July 9th - 16th 2018

For more information please call 0191 384 3747

email info at or durhamjoang at

Looking further ahead...


Healing the Empty Space: will be a support group for those experiencing the loss of a loved one through bereavement.  Grief is unique to the individual and sometimes the support of other family members may not always be most helpful as they too are working through their own grief.  We wish to welcome all no matter what the circumstances are, we do however recommend taht a minimum of six months has passed since the bereavement.  Tuesday evenings 23 January - 20 March.

Weekly Wellbeing Sessions from January will be on Monday evenings at 7pm and Thursday afternoons at 2.30pm (except school holidays)  Starting Monday 8th and Thursday 11th January.

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