Benedictine Day

Benedictine Day at the priory is dedicated to our building’s monastic period, spanning from Norman to Tudor times. From the founding of the priory to its dissolution, we will explore the lives of the monks at the priory, from their daily routine to their place in the life of the city of Exeter. The day will also be the launch of our new exhibition and new interpretation of the building, a project we undertake together with the University of Exeter’s Head of Research in Humanities, Prof James Clark, and our dedicated PhD student interns, who are part-funded by the university.

Join us for this exciting new exhibition, music to gain an impression of the divine offices, workshops to learn about illuminations, food the monks would have enjoyed and our Compline concert in the evening. Children’s activities and refreshments throughout the day.

Free event.

To book for workshop, lecture and compline service, please click here. Booking available soon.

Lecture, ‘The Churches and Convents of Medieval Exeter’, 1pm. Booking available soon.

Compline at 7pm.

This event is accompanied by a lunchtime lecture on March 14th, ‘Cloister & City: the Benedictines in Medieval Exeter’ by Prof. James Clark. Tickets £7, booking available here.


Mar 21 2020


10:00 - 17:00


Free admission with extra bookable events