In 1793, during the French Revolution, the 22 nuns were ejected from their original house and imprisoned in Compiegne for 18 months, during which time four (4) nuns died from the harsh conditions. The survivors returned destitute to England and, with the encouragement of Dom Augustine Lawson, eventually settled in 1838 at Stanbrook, Callow End, near Malvern, Worcestershire, in the Severn Valley.
Stanbrook is celebrated for its traditions of Gregorian chant, devotional literature and fine printing. The translations of the writings of St Teresa of Avila are still in print a century after their publication. The Stanbrook Abbey Press is the oldest private press in England, and acquired an international reputation for fine printing under Dames Hildelith Cumming and Felicitas Corrigan.
Construction of the new monastery began on 18th June 2007. Progress of the building work, which will be completed in four distinct phases, is being recorded by the Friends of Stanbrook Abbey
As of 2002 the community numbered 28 professed nuns and two postulants. About 120 lay people, known as oblates, are associated with the monastery.
Previous abbesses include:
A Divine Search for a Sympathetic Buyer; the Nuns of Stanbrook Abbey Have a New Home in North Yorkshire and Now Hope for a Sympathetic Buyer for the Midlands Home They Built, Loved and Cared for. Here They Give a Brief History and Description of Their Cherished Old Home
Apr 22, 2010; In 1997 the Stanbrook Abbey community began a new stage of a journey that first began in 1623 when nine young English women...
A Stunning Future Awaits Stanbrook Abbey; Alison Jones Reports on the Recent Sales Success for One of the Region's Largest Properties
Sep 30, 2010; Byline: Alison Jones The long hunt for a buyer for possibly the largest home in Worcestershire ended when Stanbrook Abbey in the...
Escape to the Country in True Georgian Style; with Its Close Proximity to the Historic Stanbrook Abbey, This Country Home Occupies a Much Sought after Location, Says Alison Jones
Aug 30, 2012; Byline: Alison Jones Kents Green Court in Callow End shares the area with some ?ne neighbours. Most notable of these is Stanbrook...