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New Norcia Benedictine Community
Great Northern Highway
New Norcia WA 6509

Getting There

Main Office

T: +61 8 9654 8018
F: +61 8 9654 8097
E: information@newnorcia.wa.edu.au

Hotel

T: +61 8 9654 8034
E: hotel@newnorcia.wa.edu.au

Friends of New Norcia / Volunteering

T: +61 8 9654 8018
E: friends@newnorcia.wa.edu.au

Museum & Art Gallery

T: +61 8 9654 8056
E: museum@newnorcia.wa.edu.au

Group Accommodation & Education Centre

T: +61 8 9654 8018
E: groups@newnorcia.wa.edu.au

Media & Communications

T: +61 8 9654 8018
E: communications@newnorcia.wa.edu.au

Guesthouse

T: +61 8 9654 8002
E: guesthouse@newnorcia.wa.edu.au

Roadhouse

T: +61 9654 8020
E: roadhouse@newnorcia.wa.edu.au

Visit New Norcia

People visit New Norcia for many reasons; for spiritual retreat, to join a tour and see inside the magnificent buildings or sometimes just to walk around the town and enjoy the peace and beautiful scenery.

In this section you will find all the information you need for your visit to New Norcia. Details of places to eat and places to stay, details of the town tours and information about some of our favourite things to do in Australia’s only monastic town.

We recommend your first port of call is the Museum & Art Gallery to speak to one of the staff about all the attractions and experiences New Norcia has to offer. The Museum & Art Gallery is also a Visitor Information Centre and is the point from which the town tours leave.

Stay at New Norcia

There are so many different options for accommodation at New Norcia.

The Hotel, with its comfortable simple rooms, home cooked meals and neo-classical architecture is a perfect place for couple and families, its scenic deck and heritage veranda a perfect place to while away sunset with a New Norcia Abbey ale or a wine from the Abbey range. The Guesthouse is perfect for a quiet, retreat like experience, a world away from the rigours of modern life. You can join a Benedictine retreat here or be housed in the Hermitage for a silent retreat. Groups of 15 -100 can be accommodated in the Old Convent and the historic boarding school colleges.

Please click on the individual areas for more information.

Eat & Drink

Hospitality is a tenet of the Rule of St Benedict, the Rule by which the monks of New Norcia live, so wherever you choose to eat in town, our aim is for you to experience warm monastic hospitality.

Protecting a Unique Heritage

New Norcia is Australia’s only monastic town and has a unique heritage. Founded in 1847 by Spanish Benedictine Monks, the town has had many purposes; a mission, a monastery, a provider of education and now as a place of spiritual retreat.

Delve into the town's unique history, discover the ongoing and completed work necessary for the upkeep and restoration of this special part of Australia.

But it is not only the majestic buildings set amongst the Australian bush that sets New Norcia apart; its history is also encapsulated in the archival records of New Norcia and in the library and museum collections.

In this section we also have information about how you can donate to New Norcia to help the Community restore and maintain this treasure.

What's Happening at New Norcia

We hold a diverse array of events throughout the year at New Norcia.

In 2017 we will be hosting the Studies Day, Library Lecture, a full programme of retreats, a Writers and Arts Festival and the education programme presented by the Institute for Benedictine Studies. The New Norcia Hotel is planning all manner of special nights, starting with a regular ribs and steak night and bands throughout the year... and our Museum and Art Gallery has started work on a array of different tours which will be revealed later in the year!

So watch this space for all the updated information about "What's on at New Norcia".

Abbey Church New Norcia

Mass: Sundays 9:00am
Reconciliation: Sundays 8:45am or by appointment
Sunday Vespers: 5:30pm
Vespers & Benediction: Weekday Solemnities 6:00pm – Sunday Solemnities 5:30pm

Mass

7.30am Monday to Saturday in the Monastery Oratory

Parish Pastoral Council

Chair: Keith Hunt Ph: 9654 8013
Secretary: Vacant at present
Parish meetings are held after Mass on the second Sunday of every second month, in the Monastery Parlour.

Contact

To contact the Parish Priest, Abbot John Herbert OSB, please call (08) 9654 8018, Mobile: 0439 909 091, email john.herbert@newnorcia.wa.edu.au, or mail Benedictine Community, New Norcia, WA 6509