Carmelite Priory, Oxford

The  Priory and Retreat Centre, on Boars Hill just outside  Oxford are set in seventeen acres of woodland with beautiful views of Oxford.

It is an oasis of peace and stillness and offers peaceful and green spaces as an ideal place for quiet prayer and meditation and walks. The retreat centre is run by the community of friars and welcomes guests of all faiths, nations and social groups, as well as those with no faith who desire to search their own way to the wholeness and the meaning of life.

We offer a variety of retreats and courses, based mostly on Carmelite spirituality and the ancient tradition of prayer. We also offer the space for private groups and individuals wanting some peaceful time.

The centre has :-

  • 27 rooms of which 13 are twin.
  • The Chapel
  • Dining Room
  • Conference rooms

The majority of the bedrooms are on the ground floor, with no steps. We hope that everyone who comes to stay with us for a while will experience an unforgettable encounter with God and each other.

Mass and Prayer Times:      Weekdays at 7:30 am and daily at 12:15 (also Live Streamed)

Healing Mass:       First Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary and Night Prayer:  Daily at 8:00 pm (not currently online).

Carmelite Priory,
Boars Hill

Telephone: 01865735133, 01865730183


By Train to Oxford.

You can then get a taxi to the Priory or the Bus but the nearest bus stop is about 30 minutes walk from the Priory.

By Car

From the roundabout of the A34 called the Hinksey Hill interchange, follow the signs for Wootton/Youlbury Scout Camp.  Drive past the Scout Camp and the Priory drive will shortly be on your right.