Abbey Service Times

For the parishioners of St Benedict’s, Stratton on the Fosse and Holy Ghost, Midsomer Norton: Please read this link for details.

The Abbey Church remains closed to the public. As of the 2nd July 2020 this includes time reserved for private prayer. Details of opening times for private prayer at St Benedict’s and Holy Ghost can be found here.

Due to the Covid-19 virus and as per government advice, the church is currently closed. However, 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.

Normal Service Times
6.00am Vigils
7.10am Lauds
8.35am Conventual Mass
12.30pm Midday Office
6.00pm Vespers
8.00pm Compline

7.30am Lauds
10.00am Mass
12.30pm Midday Prayer
5.00pm Vespers, Exposition & Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction

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