The Friends of Downside

The Friends of Downside was founded to give support to Downside Abbey and its community of Benedictine monks with all their many works in education, pastoral ministry, and scholarship as well as in their central witness as men of prayer.

It is an opportunity for anyone who would like to form a closer relationship with Downside Abbey.  The Friends host a series of regular events, including Breakfast Talks, panel discussions, pre-concert events, trips away from site, and plenty more. Perhaps you are a parishioner, local resident, parent of a former pupil or simply keen to learn more about Monastic life, we’d love to welcome you to join us. 

“Heavenly Father, Creator God. Assist in our prayer and accompany us in our work as Friends of Downside. May the gospel be our guide in following the way of Christ and may our hearts be filled with a love full of delight. We ask this through Christ our Lord.”

Please do contact Tamsyn Richardson-Aitken for more information:
traitken@downside.co.uk 
+44(0)1761 235174 

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