Holy Week and Easter

You are welcome to attend any of the services. It would help us in our preparations if you could email Sr Elizabeth at to let us know. Thank you. Palm Sunday Fulfilling His Work 6.30 Silent Prayer 7.00 Morning Prayer 8.45 Terce 11.45 Procession of Palms and Eucharist 5.15 Evening Prayer 7.45 Silent Prayer 8.15 … Read more

Quiet Days in 2024

Please book your place for each Quiet Day by email to or by post to The Chaplain, Tymawr Convent, Lydart, Monmouth NP25 4RN. The Quiet Days in April and May are fully booked.

“God of sense and sensibility” in the Church Times

This is the full text of an article that appeared in the Church Times on 22 September 2023 For Creationtide, Sister Joanna Hollins makes the case for ecology as prayer I HAVE a confession. Like St Thérèse of Lisieux, I am prone to falling asleep during silent prayer. I arrive with good intentions: perhaps today … Read more

Photographs in Granta Magazine

Suzie Howell is a photographer based in London. Since 2019 she has visited Tymawr a number of times to pursue a photographic work exploring “themes of belonging, choice, feminism, our connection to space, land and time and how much of ourselves we’re willing to reveal to other people.” The sisters have sat for portraits for … Read more

Photos from the Centenary

The sisters with their 100th birthday cake after the Centenary Celebration Eucharist at St. Woolos Cathedral, Newport, on 20 May. The service was live-streamed and is available to view on YouTube. The group on the St. Melangell Pilgrimage, 22-24 May 2023.

Requiem and Interment for Sr. Gillian Mary SSC

The Requiem and Interment for Sr. Gillian Mary SSC will take place on Saturday 22 April 2023 at 11.00am at Tymawr Convent. To help us manage numbers, please let us know that you intend to come by emailing: . This photograph of Sr. Gillian was taken by Suzie Howell.

Centenary Year 2023

Centenary Year of Women of Prayer On St. Teilo’s Day 1923, a small group of women came from Chichester, to Tymawr, near Monmouth, Wales, to begin a life of contemplative prayer dedicated God and living off the land. So on 9 February 2023, the Society of the Sacred Cross will have been in Wales 100 … Read more