Fundraising Appeal

Dear Friend,

We need your help to renovate the Old Garage and the Publications Centre.

As you may know, the Carmelite Priory Boars Hill has started a renovation project so as to meet increased demand for the use of the Priory by many groups seeking somewhere to meet and reflect that is at once a place of beauty and an oasis of peace. Part of this project has been the conversion of our old garage into a beautiful meeting room and prayer space. We have been able to finance this work ourselves until now but now we need your help and support at this time. This new space is now dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel and is called “Mount Carmel Room.”

A message from Fr Alex

We are also making improvements to the surrounding area and the entrance to the Publications Centre which has been of safety concern. The work has involved the conversion of the garage and installation of a new ladder to the loft. We still need to:

  • Excavate the base concrete and rubble from outside of bookshop and relay with compacted hardcore and concrete area 68m2.
  • Clean the roof of moss.
  • Paint the outside walls.
  • Redecorate the interior and furnish.
  • Landscape and improve the surrounding areas and turn the bushes behind the building into a prayer garden.

The completed work will cost £69,781.00

Please – will you help?

I appeal to you to help us raise the funds we need for the completion of this work we have begun. You have been here at the Carmelite Priory on retreat and we know you value our ministry for which we are grateful.

With your support current and future retreatants to the priory will find the Mount Carmel Room a place that will foster reflection and encounter with God. It is also my wish that the Carmelite Priory through the work of the Publications Centre will continue to engage the spirit, offer hope and bring about the renewal and enrichment of the spiritual life. Any donations you can make to this work will be appreciated.

Please use the button below to help us with our appeal.
Just enter the amount you would like to donate in BRITISH POUNDS and click the button to add your donation to the shopping cart.



For Single Offerings please make cheques payable to Carmelite Priory (Renovations) and send to Carmelite Priory, Boars Hill, Oxford OX1 5HB.

If you with to donate by BACS, the details are:

Account Name: Carmelite Priory (Renovations)
Sort Code: 20-65-18
Account number: 33382605
IBAN GB97 BUKB 20651833382605


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