Abbey News


To ensure that you stay up to date with all the latest Downside Heritage news, there are plenty of ways to keep in touch.  Downside Heritage has many forms of social media, you can click each one here to see the feeds and follow them to make sure you are always abreast of the latest […]


We are extremely excited to say that from 21st June we are opening the monastery library up to readers again! After what has seemed like an eternity, we will be taking readers by appointment to use the collections here at Downside. You can make a booking by emailing us here. Opening the library is one […]

Abbey Visitor Centre Open

As the weather becomes more bearable, we are happy to say that our visitor centre with its beautiful outside terrace is open for tea and coffee on Thursdays and Fridays 10-4.  We are hoping to open up more as we get going again and our volunteers begin to return, but for now why not come […]


The community of Downside is pleased to announce that from Monday 17th May the abbey church will again be open to visitors from 9.30am until 6pm. (Please be aware that Masses and services can take place throughout the day so the church may be inaccessible at these times.) As per government guidelines and the easing […]