Since coming to Benburb the Servites have maintained an ‘open door’ policy to all of the community regardless of religion and the Priory-Centre is seen as a haven where people can come and feel welcome.
The Priory – Centre is open as a Pastoral, Retreat and Conference Centre with bedrooms, conference rooms, meeting rooms and catering facilities. It is located in an area of outstanding natural and scenic beauty and of great historical importance, and gateway to the Benburb Valley Park, Benburb Castle and Bawn.
The Priory and Centre attracts groups from every walk of life who come to meet and discuss the many complex issues which effect their lives. It is also used as a recreational facility for groups wishing to expand their skills in cultural activities or for those wishing to participate in courses in spiritual and human development. Some of the groups who come are inter-denominational and they spend their time here living, working, praying and recreating together.
For many the Priory and Centre provides them with that freedom of association so often denied them in their home or local environment. They soon learn that it is okay to enjoy the company of people who come from different backgrounds and leave having made new friends.
British\American Army Hospital during the Second World War 1939 – 1946
Below include two photographs of (1) the British Army Medical Corp (BAMC) personnel who were stationed in Benburb Manor House from 1943 – 1944 and (2) of the American 7th Field Hospital personnel who were stationed there from October 1943 to April 1944. The hospital had 135 beds
If anyone can put a name to any of these men and women we would be most grateful – Contact us