Following in the footsteps of the great Carmelite reformers, St. Teresa of Jesus (Avila) and St. John of the Cross, generations of lay folk have realised in the Carmelite way of life, a means of developing a close relationship with God and a wonderful foundation for serving God's people.

Secular Discalced Carmelites are Roman Catholics, married or single, lay or clerical, who seek to live out this heritage of contemplative prayer. While going about their daily life, they hope to be witnesses to the love of God and the value of prayer and contemplation.

Today there are over thirty groups of Secular Carmelites meeting regularly in various parts of England, Scotland and Wales, two of which are in the Plymouth Diocese.

Further information may be obtained from:

Rev. Matt Blake OCD Regional Delegate, England & Wales
Carmelite Friary, 41 Kensington Church Street, London W8 4BB
Telephone: 0207 937 9866

Mrs. Pam Murray OCDS
37 Vicarage Meadow, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1EA
Telephone: 01726 832606

Julie Tranter
6 Larksmead Way, East Ogwell, Newton Abbot, Devon,  TQ12 4PU
Telephone: 01626 356300