A church with heart, mind and soul.

Cartmel Priory isn’t just a church. It’s a safe place where people of all backgrounds and beliefs can come together to connect, learn and get in touch with their own spirituality, whatever that may be.

At the Priory times of Silence are a part of what we offer. Can we help to offer space to be still and ‘to be’.  Sit quietly for a while and answers to some of life’s difficult questions may be found around you in books, in stone, in the building around you. A visit to Cartmel Priory may help you discover your inner self, or connect and feel closer to God.

Being a monastery, the Priory is rooted in the powers of communal silence and meditation. If you feel overwhelmed or just need a space to breathe, why not come along to one of our communal ‘Silence’ sessions which run every Friday at 5:30pm?

Three-step guide to
meditation at the Priory

1Find a seat

You don’t need to sit cross-legged on the floor to meditate effectively. Simply find somewhere you can sit up comfortably without too much distraction.

2Close your eyes and breathe

Begin by closing your eyes and counting slowly to eight as you inhale and exhale. If you get distracted it’s fine, just keep refocusing on your breathing.

3Set a time

You don’t need to meditate for hours to get the benefits - just a few minutes can help clear your mind. Pick a time that suits you and clear your mind until that time is up.