Nestled by the tree-lined River Medway near Aylesford is the principal house of the Carmelite religious order that came to Kent in 1242. A compelling story of the Friars and the Carmelites of Aylesford who were forced from their priory in 1538 only to return 400 years later in 1949, is told in the artworks and buildings discovered on a short walk through the grounds. Here you’ll come across one of the finest intact medieval courtyards in England, 17th-century thatched barns and a hostelry for pilgrims dating to the late 1200s. Please do visit the link below for further information on this central place in Carmelite history in England:
Ami Elisabeth Catez Institute
A forum for learning, for discussion and for friendship around Carmelite Spirituality
'...nothing is commonplace, we do not live in these things, we go beyond them'
Elizabeth of the Trinity