Ascot Priory

Retreat House


Priory Church of  Jesus Christ

Webmaster: Fr Paul McLaren-Cook

The Residential Home

During the 1970s the reduction in the number of sisters and their increasing age-profile meant that the care of the convalescent and residential home became more burdensome and difficult and eventually came to an end.

But in order that this valuable ministry might continue the Trustees negotiated to lease first St Christopher’s as a residential home and then “the Ward” (St Raphael’s) as a nursing and care home which became known as St David’s. For some years the sisters continued to run St Gabriel’s as a residential home for fifteen elderly ladies until this, too, closed in the early 1980s.

St David’s and St Christopher’s, under the management of Ascot Residential Homes, are acknowledged as among the finest in the country.