Monastery News

Visitation of the National Pilgrim Statue of our Lady of Fatima

We look forward to welcoming the National Pilgrim Statue of our Lady of Fatima to Downside, on Thursday 4th May. It is expected that a large number of visitors will attend, here are a few tips to help you arrive on time!  Sat Nav The postcode for Downside Abbey is BA3 4RH. Downside is on the A367 […]

Easter Retreat 2017…a huge success!

Well over 150 people gathered at Downside for the Easter Retreat on Maundy Thursday to celebrate the Triduum with the Monastic Community. Old Gregorians, parishioners, oblates and those with no previous connection to Downside came together for three days of talks, workshops and the Liturgy to explore their faith with other like-minded individuals. The full […]

BBC Radio 3 record at Downside Abbey

The Monastic Community were delighted to be able to welcome presenter, Sara Mohr-Pietsch, from BBC Radio 3’s Music Matters programme, to Downside earlier this week to record an edition for future broadcast.  Sara, and producer Hannah, joined the Monastic Community for the whole day – from Matins to Compline – to understand how and why […]

Easter Mass Times

The key service times are as follows Maundy Thursday:     8pm with the commissioning of all Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers. Good Friday:               3pm Holy Saturday:            9pm Easter Sunday:            9am & 11am (St Benedict’s); 10am (Abbey Church); no evening […]