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The All-Filipino Pilgrimage, advertised as taking place on the 7th October, has been changed to Sunday 14th October. The programme for the day remains as 1pm Gathering, 1.30pm Rosary Procession, 2pm Mass


Welcome to The Friars

Set in the heart of Kent, England, The Friars - Aylesford Priory - is an ancient religious house of the Order of Carmelites dating back to the 13th Century. Over the centuries and now today The Friars has become for thousands of visitors:

  • a place of peace
  • a community of prayer
  • an experience of God
  • a centre of welcome
  • a venue for gathering
  • a work of art











































2018 Retreat Programme

2018 Pilgrimage Leaflet

Events coming up

Sunday 26 August
Kerala Catholic Chaplincy Pilgrimage
12 noon Mass, 2.30;m Procession & Benediction

Monday 27 August
Divine Mercy Pilgrimag
10.30am-4.30pm. Mass 12 noon

Saturday 1 September
World Goan Day Pilgrimage
11.00am Rosary, 12 noon Mass, 2.45pm Adoration & Benediction

Sunday 2 September
Polish National Pilgrimage
12 noon Prayers & Confessions, 1pm Mass, 4pm Rosary Procession & Benediction

Sunday 9 September
Eucharistic Day
An invitation to prayer & reflection, 12 noon - 4.30pm

Heritage Open Day
2pm - 4pm Gatehouse open to public

Kent's Classic Car Show
10am - 5pm

Friday 14 September
Archbishop's Day for Religious
10am - 4pm. 2.45pm Mass. Archbishop Peter Smith

Saturday 15 September
South East New Dawn Day of Renewal
9.30am onwards. 2.30pm Healing Mass

Sunday 16 September
Polish Scouts & Guides Pilgrimage
11.30am Rosary, 12noonMass, 2pm Games & activities

Sunday 30 September
Little Flowere Society St Therese Pilgrimage
12 noon Gathering Service & blessing of prayer banner, 2.15pm Blessing of Roses, 3pm Mass

Farmers' Market here every third Sunday of the month































The Friars, Aylesford Kent ME20 7BX
Tel: 01622 717272 Fax: 01622 715575 Email: contact
Please note that dogs, other than guide dogs, are not allowed in the grounds of the Priory

The Friars Aylesford (Limited by Guarantee. Incorporated 1997. Registered in England No. 3487590. Charity No. 1068518. Registered office, The Friars, Aylesford, Kent. ME20 7BX. England.