Library News

Tours of the Abbey and Library

Join Downside Abbey for a tour of the Abbey Church and Monastery Library. The new windows in the Monastery Library are finished, which means we are open again for tours.  Tours can be booked online and purchased either for yourself or as a gift. Gifts include a certificate in a presentation wallet. Once booked, you […]

Volunteers visit Glastonbury Abbey

This week, our Archives and Library volunteers visited Glastonbury Abbey as part of an ongoing partnership. We enjoyed a tour of the grounds and museum before heading to The George and Pilgrim, a pub across the road from the Abbey previously used to house important guests to the monastery.  The site of Glastonbury Abbey was […]

Preorder: Monks in the Military

We are excited to share that the Downside Abbey Press‘ latest book is now available for preorder.  Monks in the Military: Benedictine Chaplains in the British Armed Forces during the Twentieth Century Military chaplaincy is an old and honourable aspect of the Catholic priesthood. The ordained man serves those fighting for their country by administering […]

Abbot Edmund Ford: Scholar Monk?

This week we are pleased to share with you a new podcast on the work of Abbot Edmund Ford. 2017 marks 160 years since Ford’s birth and 140 years since his ordination and this week marks 87 years since his death (30th October 1930). Abbot Edmund Ford was the first Abbot of Downside and was […]