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Name of Library: The Friars, Aylesford

Address: Library, The Friars, Aylesford, Kent ME20 7BX

Town: Aylesford

Telephone: 01622 714141

Fax: 01622 715575

E-mail: library@thefriars.org.uk


Alternative names

Aylesford Priory (The Friars, Aylesford now preferred )


Karen Erskine

Job Title

Purpose and main user community of the library

For British Province of the Order of Carmelites

Terms of access

Apply to the Prior in the first instance and then by appointment

Opening hours

M-F 10.00-17.00

Disabled access

Lots of steps



None, but willing to photocopy (subject to copyright law).



Periodicals - Back Issues


Current Periodicals



Small audio and video collection. Very small microfilm collection

Volumes added per year



Carmelite studies, spirituality, general Christian theology, general church history

Special Collections

Carmelitana: by and about Carmelites and the Order

Brocard Sewell O. Carm : personal, eclectic collection

Chesterton and Belloc : small collection of these early 20th century Catholic writers' works


None (Carmelite mss can be found in BL, Oxbridge, Vatican and other interesting libraries

around the world.

Research resource

Carmelite studies

Catalogue Type

Card, computer (in progress)

URL of catalogue

Other facilities


Full Time Staff 1

Part Time Staff

Voluntary Staff

Future plans

Hope to put the Carmelite catalogue on the Internet

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