What’s On?

Quiet Days
Quiet Afternoons

Services Open to the Public


7.45 am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and some Saturdays (please ring us)
8.00 am Sunday
9.30 am Wednesday  & some Saturdays (please ring us)

The book we use for Mass is the same as Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral, which changes with the season and readings are from various sources.

 Daily Office

9.15 am Terce
12.00 Noon Midday Office
5.00 pm Vespers

We use our own Office book with traditional chant/music, and various hymns. It varies according to Seasons, Saints days, festivals and other events.

Spiritual Direction

Sisters may be able to offer spiritual direction. Otherwise please contact our Diocesan Spirituality Adviser Rev Dr Ruth Tuschling who can help further.

Deaf Church

Deaf church "singing" in the Chapel
Deaf church “singing” in the Chapel

Generally the first Sunday of the Month: at 2.30pm – followed by Tea.

Bethany Group

An informal discussion group, generally meeting on the 2nd & 4th Mondays of each month. Commences 7.30pm and ends with Compline at 8.30pm. Please check here for dates.

Julian Meetings

The Julian Meetings Logo

The Julian Meetings foster the teaching and practice of contemplative prayer in the Christian tradition as well as encouraging people to practice contemplative prayer in their daily lives, exploring ways of doing this which are appropriate for them.

Julian Meetings are generally held at The House of Bethany on the:

  • 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, 10.15-11.15 am
  • 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month, 2.00-2.45 pm

Please check here for dates. Please arrive 15 minutes early for meditation in the Chapel. Meditation will be followed by Coffee.

Open House

The House of Bethany is open for tea every Saturday at 4.00pm. Please feel free to stay for Vespers at 5.00pm.