We look forward to welcoming you to Downside Abbey. Please do feel free to contact us and we will respond as soon as we can.

Downside Abbey, Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Bath, BA3 4RH, United Kingdom

During office hours 9am to 5pm – 01761 235110

Out of hours answerphone – 01761 235161


List of contacts and details


Dom Nicholas Wetz

Dom Anselm Brumwell
01761 235110


Vocations enquiries
Dom Anselm Brumwell

Abbey Church and Monastery 

Master of Ceremonies
Dom James Hood
01761 235113

Monastic Choir Master
Dom Anselm Brumwell


Guest Master of the Monastery Guest House
Please e-mail:


Director of Heritage
Dr Simon P. Johnson
01761 235313

Abbey Outreach Officer
Mr Steven Parsons
01761 235 323

Archives and Library
Please contact or phone 01761 235 323

Downside Review
Dr Simon P. Johnson
01761 235313

Business Manager 

Tina Woodham. 01761 235109


Steve Parsons
01761 235323

Other Parishes served by Downside Monks

The Parish Priest, The Presbytery, 2 Grange Road, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9NR
Dom Martin Gowman 01502 713179

Oblates of Downside Abbey
Oblate Master
Dom Boniface Hill
01761 235115

By Car
We’re situated on the A367 Fosse Way, a short journey from the A37 or A361. We are accessible via the A303, M4 and M5. Map

By Rail
The nearest railway stations are Bath Spa (20 mins), Castle Cary (20 mins) and Frome (20 mins).

By Plane
The nearest airports are Bristol (30 mins), Cardiff (90 mins) and London Heathrow (2 hours)

Postal Address
Downside Abbey, Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Radstock, Somerset, BA3 4RH

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