Our Parishes

Downside Abbey’s local parish is based at St Benedict’s Church, Stratton-on-the-Fosse. The church was built to the designs of Charles Hansom and completed in 1857. 

The parish is served by monks from Downside who say Mass and hear confessions as well as conducting parish pastoral work.

[update: 28 August 2020]

Mass for parishioners will be in the Abbey Church. Please read this link for details. A regular Mass at the Holy Ghost, Midsomer Norton will be at 9.45 a.m. on Tuesdays.

[From 20 July 2020] The parish is open for private prayer [St Benedict’s]: Monday: 6 – 7 p.m., Wednesday 10 – 11 a.m. and 6 – 7 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., Saturday 10.30 a.m. – 11 a.m. 

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