Library News

ABBEY VOLUNTEERS TOUR

The abbey volunteers took part in their first event of the year this week when they were given a tour of the sacristy at Downside and had a chance for a private view of our Voices from the Cloister exhibition.  Every year we setup events for our hardworking volunteers as a way of thanking them for their […]

GREAT WAR PHOTO PRESERVATION

Although the centenary of the ending of the Great War has now passed, work to commemorate the Downside Old Gregorians who lost their lives in that conflict is ongoing with the preservation and digitisation of images of those killed. Over the last few months, conservation work has been done on the images of those men […]

DOWNSIDE ABBEY CATALOGUE

Downside Abbey’s online catalogue is available to view 24/7 with new accessions being added every week. The monks of Downside keep abreast of modern developments in all areas of research and welcome users to use their library and share their resources.  The online catalogue can be accessed here.   At present we have over 5000 volumes […]

VOICES FROM THE CLOISTER EXHIBITION

The first Voices from the Cloister exhibition took place last week, with visitors enjoying a tour of the Abbey Church and displays of medieval material. Vestments, manuscripts and reliquaries were all on show within the setting of the Grade I listed abbey. Touring the building and taking in sights such as the Lady Chapel, choir, […]