Further to the successful exhibition Voices from the Cloister here at Downside earlier this year, we are pleased to announce the release of the exhibition catalogue. 

The catalogue features each item displayed in detail and has been produced collaboratively with our partners at the University of Bristol and The Department of Religion and Theology. Exhibits include our medieval vestments, relics and medieval manuscripts such as our 14th century Rule of St Benedict. 

In his introduction to the catalogue, Prior Nicholas Wetz writes, ‘As this catalogue gives witness, we are now inviting you warmly to visit us, and invite you to glimpse into the ‘cloister’ of Downside Abbey. We hope that in looking at this selection of our manuscripts, relics, and vestments, all can see reflections of our attempts to teach, as best we can, by word and by deed.’

The catalogue can be viewed by clicking here. Also stay in touch with us on our news section here for news of future exhibitions at Downside Abbey. You can also purchase a hard copy of the catalogue via our online shop here.