Burnham Abbey

The Society of the Precious Blood

an Anglican Contemplative Community



These days more and more people, men and women, feel called to identify with the values of the consecrated life. To those who, as baptised Christians, seek to deepen their spiritual life within their daily circumstances, our Community offers an opportunity for further commitment, after an exploratory period, either as an Oblate or a Companion.

Companions are Christians who wish to identify themselves with the life and aims of the Community and to share in its worship and intercession as fully as possible according to the varying circumstances of their lives. They undertake to live according to the Principles of Companionship, in the spirit of the Community. The Principles are purposely broad so that each person may have their own individual rule within this framework. The Promise, which is normally made at the Eucharist, is renewed each year.

Companions are able to recite the daily Office of Compline at the same time as it is being said at the Community by following the Office here.

If you feel drawn to a deeper commitment to God and are attracted by the spirituality of our Community, please enquire further about the possibility of becoming a Companion.