Burnham Abbey

The Society of the Precious Blood

an Anglican Contemplative Community


Welcome to our website

We are a contemplative Augustinian Community and our principal work is worship, thanksgiving and intercession, reaching out on behalf of others to the source of all love and goodness and holding before Christ the pain and suffering of the world.

Rooted within the monastic tradition, we live a life of prayer, silence, fellowship and solitude. The Eucharist is the centre of our life, where we are most deeply united with Christ, one another and all for whom we pray. This is continued throughout the day in the Divine Office, the watch before the Blessed Sacrament and all the ordinariness of work, reading, creating and learning to live together.

"I will most gladly spend and be spent"

2 Corinthians 12.15