AYLESFORD PRIORY

Kent

Aylesford Priory, Kent

Carmelite Friars

There was a Carmelite Friary on this site from about 1242.  This became a private house at the Dissolution of the Monasteries.  The Carmelites bought the property back in 1949 and set about turning it into a modern pilgrimage centre based around a medieval core.

Today it is one of the best examples in England of a real working monastery, producing pottery and mead.  It is a very peaceful place to visit and the people of North Kent have long used it as place to visit on sunny afternoons. A welcome is always extended, particularly to travellers who with prior arrangement can stay rent free.

Photo - Andrew J. Müller

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