An uncloistered dispersed Religious Order in the Church of England
of ordained and lay men

The Order of Anglican Cistercians [OCist]

The Church of England has formally acknowledged us as a dispersed religious Order of ordained and lay men; single, celibate, and married. We endeavour to live according to the Rule of Saint Benedict as expressed in the reformed (Trappist Cistercian) tradition of Cîteaux, supported by our own short Rule, as set out in our Governing Documents. 

Men who are communicant members of the Anglican Church, and who live within the jurisdiction of a Diocese in Great Britain (i.e., England, Scotland, or Wales) are invited to discern a vocation with us. All applicants must be prepared to answer some initial questions, and may be asked to meet with us for an informal chat. 

Those who are interested in exploring to joining our uncloistered Order can apply to our Superior for detailed information: 


The Reverend Br Geoff van der Weegen, OCist [Prior]

E-mail: ocist@talktalk.net