Carmel of the Annunciation - Thicket Priory

Carmel of the Annunciation

Welcome to the webpages of the Carmel of the Annunciation
at Thicket Priory in Yorkshire


We are a lively community of nuns some eight miles south of York who live the Carmelite life in the tradition of Saint Teresa of Avila. Our community of 11 nuns has sisters aged from their 30s to their 90s and pretty much everything in between.

In June 2009 we moved into our new monastery which has been designed to help us live prayerfully in harmony with the beautiful nature which surrounds us and which minimises our impact on creation.

Thicket is one of some 20 'Carmels' (monasteries of nuns) in Britain, each with its own individual feel and way of living the Carmelite charism.

Dawn over the new monastery

At Thicket we are a happy and forward-looking community, with our values rooted in the ancient tradition of Carmel. We play an important part in the life of the area and have strong ecumenical links.

We invite you to follow the links below to see something of how we live our Carmelite vocation today.


For a map of our location and a list of forthcoming events please click here.