Tabor Carmelite Community,
169 Sharoe Green Lane,
Fulwood, Preston.
Tel: 01772 717122
Fax: 01772 378030

Fr. John McGowan, OCD. Prior & Director of Retreat House
Fr. Liam Finnerty, OCD. Sub-prior


Webpage: www.carmelite.net
E-Mail: Tabor Carmelite Community

Tabor is the home of a small community of Discalced Carmelite Friars. Carmelites live in community and build their day around times of prayer. Stressing familiarity with the scriptures and the value of solitude, they seek in their ministry to provide an environment where God is experienced through silence and spiritual conversation. Today Carmelites continue to draw inspiration from a rule of life written in the 13th century for a group of hermits living on Mount Carmel in Israel, and from the teachings of 16th century mystics, St Teresa of Avila and St John of the Cross.

In a desire to respond to people's spiritual needs at the beginning of the third millennium, the Carmelites set up Tabor with a threefold purpose in mind. for retreat details see
Tabor Retreat House

(1) To provide a place of welcome for those who are searching for God and those who wish to deepen their spiritual life.

(2) To offer opportunities to converse about faith and life, especially in the light of the scriptures and Carmelite spiritual tradition.

(3) To create time and space for experiences of prayer.

The peaceful atmosphere of Tabor together with its quiet spaces and group facilities, make it suitable for a variety of uses. These uses include

Silent Prayer
In the midst of a world of activity and noise, Tabor provides a comfortable prayer room to visit for periods of silence at any time during the day.

Individual Retreats
Tabor has a small residential wing consisting of four bedrooms, kitchen and lounge. this area is offered to those who wish to spend some quiet time in reflection and prayer. It is self-catering.
Spiritual Direction
Each member of the Carmelite community has an office room in Tabor which can be used to meet with those who seek accompaniment and guidance on their spiritual journey


Tabor is suitable for day or evening groups. There is a large conference room, which holds up to 60 people, a small meeting room, tea facilities, liturgy room and prayer room

Tabor offers an ideal location for those seeking a quiet place for rest and prayer. There are four single bedrooms, a modern kitchen with self-catering facilities and a comfortable lounge.

Healing Ministries:
Indian Head Massage, Natural Healing & Counselling: Anne Lawson - phone 01772 864848
Reflexology: David Jepson - phone 01254 878177
Individual Prayer Guidance: Tabor Retreat Team

Tabor also has a small Bookshop with a selection of cards and books on spirituality.

There are two groups of the Carmelite Secular Order (OCDS) associated with Tabor. Information available on request.

You are welcome to join the community Monday to Friday:

5.30 pm -

Evening Prayer
5.45 pm -
6.10 pm -
Silent Prayer
6.50 pm -
Night Prayer