St Rose’s Chapel, Prayer Garden & Poustinia

Reflect, pray, enjoy silence or talk

The Dominican Sisters welcome you to St Rose’s Chapel and Prayer Garden which was blessed and opened on 30 May 2014 by His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster.

Many people nowadays are looking for a place of sanctuary and peace where they feel welcome, can be alone and enjoy the beauty of a place in an undisturbed environment.

The Chapel, Prayer Garden and Poustinia offer a quiet place for reflection, prayer and silence to those of all faiths and none, who are seeking peace, and tranquillity away from the noise and busyness of everyday life. The Chapel is a lovely open space where the Blessed Sacrament is reserved.


Poustinia at St Rose’s

The word “poustinia” has its origin in Russian word for desert.  It is a place where those who want solitude and peace come to be alone, to reflect, to pray. The Poustinia at St Rose’s is a place of solitude, silence and prayer. It is a small sparsely furnished building where one goes to pray alone in the presence of God.

The Chapel, Garden and Poustinia are open every day from 7.30am to 7.30pm.

It can be accessed by the door on the right of the building which says “St Rose’s Chapel and Prayer Garden”. Wheelchair accessibility is available. There is no need to ring the doorbell.

You are very welcome to join the Sisters in the Chapel for Morning Prayer (8am) and Evening Prayer (6pm) from Monday to Friday, or Evening Prayer on Saturday at 5.30pm.

The Dominican Sisters and Friends are available to meet with you if wish, to offer hospitality, to pray with you or to offer pastoral support when needed.

We hope that many people will enjoy and benefit from this place of welcome and peace.

St Rose’s
160 Anson Road
Cricklewood, London NW2 6BH

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