The Carmelite Third Order (Secular)

Further information
The Third Order has produced two publicity leaflets giving a basic introduction to Lay Carmel, as well as a more detailed information booklet for those enquiring about the Third Order. Please click the links below to download the documents (in PDF format):

For more information about the Lay Carmelite vocation within the Third Order, please email the Third Order Provincial Secretary, Mrs Veronica Errington.
Lay Carmelites are linked closely to friars of the Order through Provincial Delegates.
The Discalced Carmelite Order also has a branch for lay people, known as the Secular Order (OCDS) with various local communities. The Third Order of the British Province (TOC) and the Discalced Secular Order in England and Wales (OCDS) are increasingly working together to promote the values of Carmel.
Lay Carmel offers people of any background
a deep and fruitful spiritual path to follow.


The Third Order has a group page on Facebook. To visit the page, click on the logo below.

Selected articles on Lay Carmel

These articles open in PDF format. For others see the Carmelite Spirituality section of this website.


Video resources on the Third Order
Below you can see videos relating to the life of Lay Carmel.

Reception into the Third Order

Professions in the Third Order