About us

Carisbrooke Priory is a place where people can find God's healing peace and be restored. It is a place where many have found healing of mind and emotions.

Carisbrooke Priory offers a quiet and welcoming place to retreat to, where people can be refreshed and restored.

Whether by just being still inside, or outside in the Priory’s beautiful gardens, or becoming involved in personal or group activity, many are touched by the peaceful and healing presence here and receive their own healing, particularly of mind and emotions.

The Priory is a Christian House of Prayer and Healing. In all of the running of the Priory and the various aspects of its ministry, our trust and faith is in God and the Lord Jesus Christ, as we seek and pursue God’s will through prayer, looking to the help and guidance of the Holy Spirit.

The Priory’s aims and objectives include the relief and prevention of sickness and distress through the healing ministry of the Church and the advancement of the Christian religion.  Independent of any one denomination, the Priory is run by a community of paid staff and volunteers and, as a registered charity, the responsibility for development and management is in the care of a Board of Trustees.

Who’s Who


Johnathan, Bishop of Portsmouth
Revd John and Mrs Gillian Ryeland
Rev Dennis Lloyd
Mrs Gioia Minghella-Giddens

Trustee Directors

Mr Bob White (Chairman)
Mrs Geraldine Gardner (Vice Chair)
Mr Alistair Wells
Rev James Cook
Rev Heath Monaghan


Maxine White (Administrator and Company Secretary)
Louise Anderssen-Matthews (House Manager)
Evanthe Brady (Kitchen Assistant)
Lisa Smith (Kitchen Assistant)


We have a number of volunteers who give unstintingly of their spare time.  If you are interested in joining us at the Priory please get in touch.

House of Prayer

You are invited to receive prayer for healing, with members of the Priory team.

Those seeking prayer may do so for themselves or on behalf of others.

Christian Healing

The Priory welcomes everyone and especially those looking for peace of mind.

Some may be searching for meaning and direction in their lives, while others are as much interested in helping as being helped.


Our shop is open Tuesday to Friday, 10.00am to 4.00pm.

We stock a large selection of secondhand books, hand made cards, seasonal items, good quality second-hand goods.

Support Us

Carisbrooke Priory depends upon gifts mainly from individuals.

You can use this button to make a donation to the Carisbrooke Priory Trust using PayPal.

Our next service of worship takes place on Thursday 7th March at Noon, and will be led by Kelvin Burke. All Welcome.