Abbey News

HISTORY @ DOWNSIDE AND BRISTOL

The monastic community and Dr Simon Johnson, Downside’s Director of Heritage, had a very fruitful workshop with Dr Ben Pohl, Maria Abell├ín and Alice Morrey from Bristol University’s History Department via Zoom recently, in order to make further progress on the forthcoming on-line exhibition, “History @ Downside. An Exhibition in 20 Objects”. We spent the […]

PUBLIC MASSES AT DOWNSIDE

From Saturday, 4th July, we are able to resume public Masses at Downside Abbey, but not in St Benedict’s or Holy Ghost church. We need to follow the guidelines from the Government and the Bishops’ Conference, so there will be some differences. For the moment we will have two public Masses each weekend. These will […]

DAY OF RECOLLECTION CANCELLED

It will surely not be a surprise to anyone to hear that the Day of Recollection, planned for 9th July, has been cancelled. Once the way forward is clear, it will be possible to arrange new dates and organise speakers. Please keep an eye on the website and on our social media channels for updates. […]

CONGRATULATIONS ON 40 YEARS!

28th June this year marked 40 years since Dom James and Dom Alexander were ordained as priests by Bishop Mervyn Alexander, who was then Bishop of Clifton. Dom James celebrated the Mass with the chalice given to him by his family. In his time as a priest he has worked in Downside School as teacher, […]