Woodspring Priory Open Days

near Weston-super-Mare, Somerset

Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 December 2017 - 10am to 4pm

Woodspring Priory, an Augustinian house of the rare Victorine rule, has a serene atmosphere, surrounded by a working farm, and lying by the sea. 

Woodspring Priory was founded in 1210. It was an Augustinian house of the rare Victorine rule and had St Thomas the Martyr as a patron saint. The priory was a small one but, as elsewhere in Somerset, flourished in the 15th century when the tower and nave of the church, the infirmary and a great barn were built in beautiful golden stone. The north aisle was unfinished when the priory was suppressed in 1536. The church, most unusually, was turned into a house, with a chimneystack built up through the roof of the nave.

On Sunday 3 December from around 12.30 Axbridge Singers will be performing in the nave.

Free Admission and leaflets on the building's history. Click here for location

Should you need any further information please contact Booking Enquiries. The Booking Office is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5.30pm.