Old Gregorians News

New President of St Gregory’s Society

Rupert Orchard (R74) was voted in as the new President of St Gregory’s Society at their AGM on Easter Sunday. He takes over from Mary Jane Platt (Ra76) who has been in post for the last three years. Dom James Hood, Honorary Secretary to St Gregory’s Society, thanked Mary Jane for all her hard work […]

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 […]

War Memorial Listing

The Downside War Memorial, situated in the school grounds, has recently been listed at Grade II by Historic England. As part of the organisation’s First World War Commemoration Project, the memorial was considered to be of special architectural or historic interest and has been added to the national register.  There were two reasons for which […]

Book Donation

We have recently been donated a copy of a book from 1716 by an Old Gregorian, Mr Chris von Patzelt (Smythe 66) The book is entitled Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ’ by William Burkitt, a vicar and lecturer from Essex. The book has obviously been well […]