About The Abbey

Quarr Abbey, a monastery of Benedictine monks who seek to live a life centred on the worship of God, work and prayer and fellowship. The Abbey is situated on the northern coast of the Isle of Wight. The Island lies just 4-7km off the central south coast of England, about 120km south-west from London. To travel by car from London take the A3 all the way to Portsmouth. Those coming from the West can travel to the ports of Southampton for Red Funnel ferries (tel: 0870 444 8898) or from Lymington WightLink (tel: 08705 827744).

To find the best route, have a look at the RAC Route Planner.

The Portsmouth Harbour to Fishbourne WightLink car ferry service runs regularly throughout the year. At Fishbourne turn right out of the terminal, follow the road for just under 1km up to the traffic lights, turn left towards Ryde (A3054). The abbey is less than 1km along on the left-hand side and can be clearly seen from the road. Foot passengers should turn left out of the terminal and take the footpath (Quarr Lane) opposite the Fishbourne Inn which leads directly to the abbey (the path may be muddy).


There are regular Hovertravel services from Clarence Pier Southsea (tel: 02392 811000) and WightLink Fast-Cat ferries (tel: 08705 827744) from Portsmouth Harbour train station that cross over to Ryde Pier Head throughout the year. There is an Island Line train down the pier to Ryde Esplanade and the Southern Vectis bus station.

Upon arrival at Ryde visitors should take either the 1, 1A, 1B, 4 or 4A Southern Vectis bus services to the abbey which run every 15 minutes throughout the day. There is also a taxi rank operating from the Esplanade and mini-cabs can be arranged (Telephone Como's 01983 566566 or Lil's 01983 562130).

Quarr is approximately 3km west of Ryde, just off the main Newport to Ryde road (A3054) between Binstead and Wooton. The abbey can easily be reached by car, public transport and even by foot.

To contact the Abbey by telephone 01983 882420, fax 01983 884402, email or write to: Quarr Abbey, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 4ES. Visit Quarr Abbey's own web site

Times of Services

Procession Day(s) Time(s)
Masses: Sunday 10:00am
  Weekdays 9:00am
  Holy Days 10:00am
Sacrament of Reconciliation At Call  
  Vespers 5:00pm
  Thursdays (during Summer) 6:30pm

Times of the other seven services of the Divine Office are shown on Quarr Abbey's website.

Contact Information

Website: http://quarrabbey.co.uk/
Address: Quarr Abbey, Binstead, Ryde
Telephone #: 01983 882420
Fax #: 01983 884402