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

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Top Quality en-suite accommodation for mature Christian Post–graduate Students


5 bedrooms are available now in 72 Claypath (former Travellers Rest pub ) for 2016/7

We are looking for people who will want to share some of our life of prayer and worship in this beautiful city centre location, in a light touch way to explore community living and offer a few hours a week to volunteer.

Rooms available from January 2017 and enquiries welcome for September 2017


Email: Paul Golightly: info at

or ring 0191 3843747 to find out more.



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

  • Helping develop the work of the North-East Prayer Guides Network, an ecumenical group committed to working together in a shared ministry of prayer guiding;

  • Individually-guided and private retreats by request;

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

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Website updated

22 February 2017



Programme 2017


You can download a PDF version (below) of our programme to your PC, to browse at your leisure offline at home.

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Latest news...


Tuesday 28th February: Lenten Quiet Day “Beginning the Journey into Light” Led by Chris Smith.


Lent can be more than a time of fasting; it can be a season of feasting. Shrove Tuesday marks the end of one season and looks towards the beginning of the Lenten Journey. This day will explore and reflect upon how we might use Lent to fast from certain things and to feast on others. Chris Smith is a Catholic laywoman involved in the ministries of faith accompaniment and counselling. 10:30-4pm