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Group & School Visits

The Friars welcomes parish groups, first communion and confirmation groups and other faiths as well as clubs, special interest groups and school visits. 

Parishes are welcome to join the community at their regular services or have the use of a chapel for their own prayer and reflection or Mass. Other visitors are welcome to look around the chapels at the inspiring art or wander among the historic buildings. Our guide book, available from Reception or the Shop, offers a good tour explaining what you will see. 

All groups are also welcome to book a guided tour by a member of the community who will explain the history and talk about the life and work of the Priory. The guided tour is by donation.

Many schools bring their students to the Priory. School worksheets are available linking in to the National Curriculum or teachers are welcome to design their own according to the theme of their visit. If requested, schools can be welcomed by a friar who will talk to the students briefly about their life and work and answer questions. They are then, of course, welcome to join the community for the midday Mass or have their own Mass if they have a parish priest with them. The day can be rounded off with an opportunity for the students to let off steam with games on our open spaces perhaps before visiting the shop for mementoes of their visit.

All group visits must be pre booked by contacting the shrine secretary on annep@the friars.org.uk 

Group and School Visits at the Friars, Aylesford