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The Friars at Aylesford Priory

About Us

When the friars returned to Aylesford in 1949 it was never with the intention that it should become a place of pilgrimage. However, as soon as we arrived home, so the people began to come to pray and to help with the enormous task of rebuilding and restoring the Priory. Today many thousands come on organised pilgrimages or alone, some for a time of retreat or relaxation, some for meetings or conferences. Some simply wander in from the road and are taken into the unique atmosphere of prayer and hospitality which is The Friars.

The Friars, was first home to the Carmelite Friars in 1242, we are open every day from Dawn to Dusk, all are welcome , no matter your beliefs, free of charge,within our 13th century buildings we offer conference facilities, guest house, and our West Barn offers refreshments to all our visitors, The North Barn is avaliable for hire in between our true purpose which is the Pilgrimages and Retreats, we look forward to welcoming you.