Nuns, like monks, lived a very structured day in Medieval England. A day in the life of a nun was built around services in the chapel as by entering a convent/nunnery, a nun had taken the decision to dedicate and devote their life to God. Religion dominated the life of a nun.
Each convent would have had its own particular daily timetable for a nun but many would have been similar to the following:
After Matins Laud, a nun would go back to bed and would get up again at first light. She would then wash and have a breakfast of bread and beer. Because of the boiling process involved in the making of beer, it was far less dangerous to drink beer than water.
07.00: Prime, the second service of the day.
After Prime, nuns would meet in the chapter house where chapters from the Bible or the writings of saints would be read out.
09.00: Tierce, the third service of the day.
12.00: Sext None, the fourth service of the day.
17.00: Vespers, the fifth service of the day.
After Vespers, the nuns would have a light supper.
Following this, nuns would go straight to bed.
While the above is only a structure, many convents would have had a routine similar to this. The head of a convent was an abbess or mother superior. Nuns dedicated their life to God; therefore, no nun was allowed to get married.