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Timetable ...

Our life is ordered around a community timetable. It is not rigid, but gives structure to the day. The basic outline of our day is:

6.00am
 
Matins
 
Breakfast / Prayer
9.00am
 
Terce / the Eucharist
10.15am
 
Work
12.15pm
 
Sext (Mid-day Office)
 
Dinner / Washing up / Free time
2.00pm
 
None (afternoon Office)
2.20pm
  Work/Recreation / Choir Practice / Gardening / Meetings
4.30pm
  Quiet work / Prayer
5.30pm
  Vespers
  Supper / Washing up
  Personal space / Jesus Prayer / Bible study
8.00pm
  Compline


We aim at a balance between the corporate and the solitary aspects of our life, and between liturgical and non-liturgical prayer. The Divine Office punctuates the day, and two periods of solitary prayer are provided for.