Abbey Service Times

Due to the ongoing regulations around Covid-19 the current Abbey Service Times are as follows:

Saturdays at 4:30pm

Sundays at 11am

Wednesdays at 8.35am

Fridays at 8.35am

Please note that, by law, face coverings MUST be worn in places of worship. 

Please click here for the regulations around holy communion, and what to expect at Mass.

There are now scheduled opportunities for Confession:
Abbey Church: 10.30 – 11.00 a.m. on Sunday morning. Confessions will be heard in Holy Angels, the second side chapel with a wooden screen on the left of the high altar as you face the sanctuary.

The Church of the Holy Ghost, Midsomer Norton: Fr Michael will hear confessions on Saturday mornings at 10.00 a.m.

For the parishioners of St Benedict’s, Stratton on the Fosse and Holy Ghost, Midsomer Norton please click here for details of service times and times for private prayer.

Do feel free to send any prayer requests here or click below on our Soundcloud to listen to Masses, which are uploaded almost daily. You can also follow our social media channels for updates from the community. 

We look forward to welcoming you to Downside Abbey Church.


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Click here to find Service Times for our Parishes.

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