St. Michael's Priory, The Well, Newport Rd, Willen, Milton Keynes, MK15 9AATel: 01908 242190 Email:

Formerly The Well at Willen

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February 2017 Willen Library Newsletter.

Download the February 2017 edition of the Library newsletter. Continue Reading

Volunteers needed

The Society of the Sacred Mission welcomes volunteers to help with the work at St Michael’s Priory as well as our other houses in the UK. Continue Reading

Biblical Hebrew For Beginners! Starts 20th September 2016 12.00 p.m.

Come along and join in the fun – lots to learn and some laughter too- all in Hebrew!  Starts 20th September 2016 at 12.00 p.m. in the library. All Welcome Continue Reading

Thomas Merton Society

A day to celebrate the Thomas Merton library collection (here at St Michael’s) and to celebrate Michaelmas. Talks, recordings, music and conversation, with midday Eucharist and simple lunch. ALL welcome! Merton’s diary, October 1958 “These [autumn] days are the most beautiful days of the year …. Sun every day now, and very bright sky, clear,… Continue Reading

Week of Accompanied Prayer

Sunday 12 June, the Priory welcomed pilgrims and guides for the opening day of the Week of Accompanied Prayer. Continue Reading

Father Ralph Martin SSM died 24th March 2016

Father Ralph SSM died 24th March 2016 Continue Reading

The young are our future

It was lovely to welcome the young church from St Michael and All Angels Church, Stewkley at the Priory this weekend. The children had a fun day and presented Brother Anthony with a thank you card and a box full of individually wrapped parcels of gloves and hats to give to the homeless of Milton… Continue Reading

SSM Newsletter – November 2015

A new edition of the Society of Sacred Mission Magazine is available for download Continue Reading

Michaelmass 2015

Anthony and Peter made ongoing commitments to the Society of the Sacred Mission. Continue Reading

Franciscan Icon Retreat

Constantina Wood, icon writer and artist, led a retreat at Willen this summer. Continue Reading