Monastery News

Solemn High Mass for Corpus Christi

Downside’s annual Solemn High Mass took place this year on Saturday 17th June. The Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite was offered at the high altar of the Abbey Church. Dom Boniface Hill offered Mass, assisted by Dom Anselm Brumwell as deacon and Father Jean-Patrice Coulon of Yeovil as subdeacon. […]

Benedictine Bath 2017

Rediscover over 1,000 years of Benedictine history and heritage. Enjoy displays of rare books and manuscripts, with daily tours, vespers and family friendly events celebrating this hidden chapter of Bath’s past.  A partnership between Downside Abbey, Bath Abbey, and St John’s Foundation, the series offers a range of free events throughout the city.  #BenedictineBath Click […]

Record Attendance at Downside’s Corpus Christi Procession!

St. Benedict’s Church was full, almost to overflowing, with worshippers attending this year’s Corpus Christi Procession. Bishop Declan Lang presided at Vespers, before the Congregation, including the Monastic Community, processed to the Abbey Church in glorious sunshine. Hymns were sung (at some volume!) during the Procession. Once in the Abbey Church, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament […]

“Divine Renovation” Conference

Fr. Leo and Fr. Michael, were delighted to be able to attend a Conference given by Fr. James Mallon, author of “Divine Renovation: From a Maintenance to a Missional Parish”. Fr. James’ book, based on his personal, and successful, experience of revitalising his own Church of St. Benedict in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is revolutionising how […]