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Upper Library

We have a growing library of books on spirituality and other religious topics and in the Upper Library on the second floor.

We are growing our collection with recent purchases building a resource on ecology & spirituality.  Many items in our collection have been generously donated by a number of libraries that have closed and by friends of St Bede’s. If you would like to explore and borrow any of the books you are most welcome to do so.

Several volunteers have re-catalogued the books and we hope an increasing number of people will find the Library a useful resource. There is a catalogue of books available in the office and office staff will be happy to assist by selecting books for anyone who struggles with stairs.

The Upper Library is sometimes booked by Counsellors for one to one meetings so it is worth contacting us before your visit to check that the Library will be accessible at the time of your planned visit.

Booking the Upper Library

The Upper Library can only be booked for 1:1 meetings at present.

Flat rate £9.00 per hour 1:1 Counselling and £7.00 per hour 1:1 Spiritual Accompaniment. Stair Lift to first floor only. Please note that the second floor is accessed via winding staircase.

Room equipment

We have a range of equipment available for hire for an additional charge


Please review our accessibility facilities before choosing your room


We can provide light refreshments for your event – the Bar Convent next door has a cafe with an extensive lunch menu


Overnight accommodation is available at the neighbouring Bar Convent – please call (01904) 464902

Voluntary organisations

We offer special rates for voluntary organisations – please contact us for further information

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