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The Friars at Aylesford Priory


We hope that you will enjoy your visit to the Carmelite Priory, Aylesford, and that these guidelines and resources will enable you to discover more about this ancient Priory, the life of the friars who live here and what it is that draws large numbers of people to this holy place.

The resources are intended to help you, and to enable teachers and other adults who bring groups of children and young people, to plan their time here. As well as information about the various features of Aylesford, including the artists whose work helps to make this a beautiful place, the guidelines make suggestions for first time visitors as well as for those who return many times.

Teachers will be able to adapt the guidelines to the age and ability levels of their pupils. Some of the topics may be linked to the National Curriculum or Religious Education programmes of study while others provide opportunities for enrichment and enjoyment. All, if used appropriately, will support spiritual, moral, social and cultural education.

If you are interested in an aspect of The Friars which does not yet feature in these guidelines we would be delighted to hear from you and to work with you in extending our resources.