Largs Tyburn Benedictine Monastery

Originally at Dumfries, our Benedictine monastery owes its beginnings to the initiative of Marcia, Lady Herries.

Largs, Strathclyde


Benedictine Monastery, 5 Mackerston Place, Largs KA30 8BY, SCOTLAND
Mackerston Place
KA30 8BY

She built the monastery at Dumfries and invited Benedictine Nuns from Arras, France to come to introduce Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in reparation for the dissolution of so many Monasteries in the border countries during the 16th century. In 1988 the Monastery moved to Largs on the west coast of Scotland. By Decree of the Holy See in 1992 the community was amalgamated with the Tyburn Nuns.

The monastery has retreat facilities for individuals and groups. It also has a christian heritage museum which is an exhibit of how christianity and monasticism came to the British Isles. There is also a tea room where refreshments are served to individuals and groups and there is also a shop where religious books, articles, sacramentals and handmade cards, crafts, various chaplets and rosary beads made by the Sisters are sold.

All are welcome.

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Glorious furnishings

  • National heritage here

  • Social heritage stories

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Café in church

  • Car park at church

  • Church shop or souvenirs

  • On street parking at church

  • Parking within 250m

  • Ramp or level access available on request

  • Steps to enter the church or churchyard

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Holy Mass, 9am (Monday to Thursday); 12noon (Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Solemnities) Nocturns, 5.30 am (Monday to Friday); 6am (Saturday & Sunday) Lauds, 7am (Monday to Friday); 8am (Saturday & Sunday) Terce, 8.50am integrated with 9am Mass; 9.15am when Mass is at 12noon Sext, 12.40pm when Mass is 9am; 11.50am integrated with 12noon Mass None, 3.50pm Vespers, 5pm Compline, 8.05pm

  • Catholic Church

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