Welcome to

Boarbank Hall

Home to the Canonesses of St Augustine

We are a Community of Catholic Religious Sisters sharing a life of prayer and hospitality.  Read about us, our news, service times and find out more about St Augustine and our vocation.
Welcoming you to our Guest House is at the heart of who we are and what we do. We welcome bookings from parish, school or student groups. You may also be interested in our residential events.
The Sisters and Staff adopt a simple philosophy of care: each person has the right to be loved, listened to, understood and respected. We provide nursing and spiritual care & activities. Join our team.

“We begin by imagining that we are giving to them; we end by realising that they have enriched us.”

Pope John Paul II

Two Wings and some Prayers!

Recent Events at Boarbank Hall Our annual birdwatching retreat, Two Wings and Some Prayers, took place at Boarbank Hall in Cumbria from 13th-18th May, led by Sr Margaret Atkins and Dr Margaret Phillips.     Participants joined the resident Community...

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Book Launch at Boarbank Hall

When: 9th April 2024 On Tuesday 9th April, 2024,  ‘The Roman Catholic Bishops of Lancaster’ by Dr Paul Severn is being launched at Boarbank Hall.   The day begins with Mass at 10am with Bishop Paul Swarbrick as chief celebrant followed...

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News – Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes 2024

We wish you all a very Happy Feast Day! New Website Welcome to our new-look website. We are very grateful indeed to Helen (and her family!) for all her hard work on this. We are immeasurably thankful also to John...

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We are often looking for committed Care Assistants, Nurses, people to help in the guest house or even those who feel a call to our vocation. If you are curious about any of these things, please get in touch


How can you donate?

We have a wonderful group of regular benefactors to whom we are enormously grateful.


If you wish to give us some support, we will be so very grateful to receive it directly through a cheque or bank transfer, or online via JustGiving. We also have a 300 Club that all are welcome to join.


Thank you and God bless you all,  Please let us know who you are, rather than simply being anonymous!


It is possible to donate here by bank transfer, card or paypal. Please do leave us a message!

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Garden & Book Sale

When: Sunday 2nd June 2024 11.15 – 15.00   High quality flowers, shrubs will be on sale as well as a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books. All welcome! For further information please contact us

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Living Laudato Si’ – May residential week

When: 25th May – 1st June 2024 Theme: Revisiting the Basics.   A week to explore how to live out Laudato Si’ fully in our personal lives and within the Church. All welcome.   To book or for further information please contact SR MARGARET

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