Our Story

Mount Carmel is the flagship magazine of the Discalced Carmelite friars of Great Britain and Ireland. It Is read and loved all over the world and contains 80 pages (21 cm x 15 cm) of Articles, Poems and Book Reviews in each issue; there are 4 issues a year. It has a strong focus on helping people to develop a life of prayer, so as to live their Christian life to the full. We publish contributions by Carmelites and non-Carmelites alike.

Our Mission

The mission of Mount Carmel is to make available, in an accessible form, the riches of biblical Carmelite spirituality to all. It is important to us to make as widely available as possible the message of prayer and friendship with God, and to bring to Church teachings the insights of Carmelite spirituality in a way that is both accessible to the general reader and rich with insight and depth. We wholeheartedly believe in Mount Carmel as a means of fulfilling our perennial and deepest desire to make God better known and loved, and to help you in your spiritual life.

Comments – What our readers are saying

“As good as a book – wonderful for sharing the faith.” (A missionary sister in Nigeria)

“There is something for everyone. It speaks to life. It touches the core.” (A lay reader in England)

“It helps me write my homilies and sustains me during prayer.” (A parish priest in the United States)

“Ideal for busy people: great spiritual depth but in article length.” (A spiritual director in Ireland)

Try a one-year subscription

Try a one-year subscription (all prices include postage) – £24 United Kingdom; €40 Airmail to Republic of Ireland and Europe; $54 Airmail to rest of world – by contacting the: Carmelite Book Service, Carmelite Priory, Boars Hill, Oxford OX1 5HB; tel. + 44-1865 730183 or order by clicking the “Order” button.


Where to Buy

The easiest way to get hold of a copy is to order it online or visit one of the following retailers. Feel free to suggest a store in your town and we’ll reach out to them.

United Kingdom:

London – St Pauls By Westminster Cathedral, Morpeth Terrace, Westminster, London SW1P 1EP
Oxford – Carmelite Book Service, Boars Hill, Oxford OX1 5HB

Become a stockist

Do you own a book store or run a co-working space? Become an official Mount Carmel stockist in your city!

Our magazine packs contain 5, 10 or 25 copies at a heavily reduced price.

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Your Questions Answered


How do subscriptions work?
All of our subscription plans start with the next issue of Mount Carmel, paid in advance. After that, we charge your credit or debit card about one month prior to release of every new issue (four per year). Your subscription keeps going until you cancel or your credit or debit card expires. You’re in full control through your account to which you get access after your order.

Can I cancel my subscription any time?
Yes, there is no minimum time period. When you subscribe you always pay for the next issue in advance and are then charged on a per-issue basis. At any time, you can change your subscription tier/period or cancel your subscription through your Mount Carmel account (check the email you receive after ordering).

When do I get my supporter gift?
Our little ‘thank you’ gift is automatically sent out with the third issue of your subscription (after one year) – unless you’ve changed to a subscription tier that doesn’t include a supporter gift.


How long does shipping take?
Shipping within the EU usually takes 2-7 working days, to North America and Australia 7-15 working days, and sometimes longer to the rest of the world.

How much does shipping cost?
Worldwide shipping is already included in all prices shown on our website.

Do you ship worldwide?
Yes, we do. Make sure your shipping address is correct. If your language doesn’t use the Latin alphabet, please email us your address in Latin alphabet characters after your order.

Can I change my shipping address?
You can change your shipping and billing details until the order has fully shipped. Simply click on the link provided in our order confirmation email.

What payment methods do you offer?
At the end of the checkout you can choose between paying with credit or debit card or PayPal. Due to the way our subscriptions work, PayPal is not available for ongoing subscription plans.


Is there a digital version of the magazine?
Yes, there is a digital version.

How often do you publish new issues?
We do have a fixed schedule. We publish a new issue every three months (so that’s four per year). As a subscriber you’ll automatically receive every new issue as soon as it’s released.

Can I contribute to the next issue?
Maybe. Please check our contact page for more info on submissions.

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