Abbey Service Times

UPDATE 2ND DECEMBER: As per current government guidelines, the abbey church will open again for public Mass. See below for the days and times.

Saturdays at 4.30 p.m. beginning on 5 December

Sundays at 11 a.m. beginning on 6 December

Monday to Saturday (inclusive) at 8.35 a.m. in the Abbey Church beginning on 7 December (Tuesday 8 December Mass is at 9.30am, not 8.35am)

Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 9.45 a.m. in Midsomer Norton, Church of the Holy Ghost beginning on 8 December

Please remember that the wearing of facemasks and the rules for social distancing will remain in place for all those attending Mass.



Christmas Eve – at 4.00 p.m. and 11.00 p.m.

Christmas Day – at 9.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m.

Please click here to see the arrangements for booking to attend Mass at Downside.


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We look forward to welcoming you to Downside Abbey Church.


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