FAQ = Frequently Asked Questions
The Benedictine Institute is renowned not only for its Theology, Liturgy and Language Courses but also for its hospitality and its quiet, leafy setting. The Centre, a foundation of the Benedictine Monks of Ealing Abbey whose monastery is also situated on the site, was established in 1992, upon the twin monastic emphases of hospitality and community life.
Please check on UK visa requirements before you come.
There is no visa requirement for EU students;
6 months holiday visa is available for students from US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Brasil
3 month holiday visas are requested through the British Embassy for all other students.
Enquire – Enrol
Send initial enquiry to the IL registrar at il AT liturgyinstitute DOT org. An enquiry form is available on this page.
We offer several pathways of study.
You may enrol at KU Leuven to receive transferable ECTS credit for our courses. You may apply these credits to KU Leuven or transfer them to another programme of study.
Because our courses are offered before enrolment at KU Leuven begins, please enrol with the IL registrar at il AT liturgyinstitute DOT org so we will know to expect you. The IL registrar will help you to register and enrol at KU Leuven (enrolment procedure is here; admission requirements are here).
You may enrol as an auditor, that is not for credit.
Accommodation – location
We have on-site accommodation at the Ealing Abbey House for Guests, where students may arrange to stay. There are no childcare facilities offered. This page gives information to help you find and book accommodation.
We are located at:
Liturgy Institute (located at Ealing Abbey, London)
74 Castlebar Road,
Ealing London W5 2DD,
See our location on a google map here.
Travel to the Liturgy Institute London, located at Ealing Abbey, by many means of transport listed on this page.
Accessibility: The downstair classroom and library facilities at the Study Centre are accessible by wheelchair via a ramp set up upon request. As of yet there are no toilet facilities accessible by wheelchair.
Contact us at:
Telephone: +44 (0)20 8862 2156 Fax: +44 (0)20 8862 2133
E-mail: il AT liturgyinstitute DOT org