Kristo Buase


In 1989, the English Province made a foundation near Techiman, Ghana, West Africa, where now there is a flourishing community of monks, dependent on Prinknash Abbey, and an experimental community of sisters nearby.


Kristo Buase Monks Dec 09


History of Kristo Buase


In 1987, the Bishop of Sunyani, in Ghana, was asking for English monks to found a monastery in his diocese. As none of our Abbeys could help him individually, it was decided to make it the work of the whole Province of the Subiaco Congregation in Great Britain. The foundation was made jointly by Prinknash Abbey, Pluscarden Abbey, and St. Augustine's Abbey in 1989.


The Cloister Garden


The Chapel Looking East


A beautiful site has been developed, designed by a famous architect, with three springs of water and spacious lands for building and planting. The Kristo Buase Monastery (Christ in the Rocks) already has members of the Ramsgate and Prinknash communities in residence although, canonically, the monastery is dependent on Prinknash Abbey. In time it is hoped that it will become a totally Ghanaian community. We ask your prayers and support in this new venture.


View From the Rocks to the North of the Monastery



Benedictine Monastery of Kristo Buase,

P O Box TM291,


Brong Ahafo,


West Africa.



The Chapel Interior

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