Burnham Abbey

The Society of the Precious Blood

an Anglican Contemplative Community

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Burnham Abbey, Lake End Road, Taplow, Maidenhead SL6 0PW

Tel./ Fax: 01628 604080    Email: sisters@burnhamabbey.org

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.

Please click here to view our Community brochure

Extracts from the Rule of the Society of the Precious Blood:

  • Each Sister is called to respond to the love of Jesus by surrendering to Him their whole being that He may take them and bless them and use them according to the Father's will. 
  • They desire to be one with Him in His total dependence on the Father, humbly trusting that their needs will be supplied.
  • They choose within the life of this Community to surrender their wills to God in love in the encounter with Christ in each other.
  • It is only the love of God for us that makes this life possible.