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Abbey of Our Lady of Quarr is a monastery on the Isle of Wight.

Situated just off the south coast of England, Quarr is home to a small group of Benedictine monks who dedicate their lives to the glory of God. They welcome you to join them here and discover the peace, beauty and tranquility of Quarr.

 

TEA SHOP

Quarr Abbey Tea Shop & Farm Shop, open throughout the year, is an extension to the many visitors of the monastic community’s ministry of welcome. Come and enjoy one of their light lunches, all freshly prepared and making the most of our organic produce grown on-site.

The Tea Shop provides an oasis of peace where people can relax and have time for themselves and for God. If you’re not looking for something to eat, you can still settle back and enjoy peace and tranquillity within our gardens and grounds accompanied by a cup of fresh Fairtrade tea or coffee.

Watch the wildlife from the comfort of your chair as red squirrels can be seen hopping about the lawn, buzzards ride the thermals overhead and there’s even a friendly robin that will perch waiting for a cake crumb or two.

Their small, friendly team and volunteers are well-known to provide a warm welcome and friendly service.

 

HERITAGE

Quarr Abbey is home to a wealth of heritage and architectural magnificence, surrounded by the beautiful Isle of Wight countryside.

 

VISITORS CENTRE

Quarr Abbey Visitors Centre will show you what the abbey is, what the monks who live here do, and some things for you to see and enjoy on the abbey estate.

Before the modern brick abbey was built there was a mediaeval abbey, now alas! in ruins. A visual display will tell you the turbulent story of their site. Other displays will show you the monks and explain the meaning of their life, while the “Cloister Clock” enables you to follow the monk hour by hour through his day.

The stained-glass window game allows children, both young and old, to try their hands at creating designs like those of the architect of the monastery. Finally, a short film shows you Quarr, fully alive, and records the daily routines of the monastic community. The motto of the Benedictine Order is “Peace” and we hope you experience the peace of Christ which makes our abbey a holy place.

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Quarr Rd, Ryde PO33 4ES, UK

01983 882420

http://www.quarrabbey.org

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