Old Gregorians News

Sydney Reunion

Father Leo was in Sydney to open the new Downside Hall at Rosebank College. Find out more here Patrick Keane (R88) very kindly organised a reunion dinner and gathered OGs to welcome him.  In attendance were: Geoffrey Cook (S59) Ed Dieppe (R03) David Gasan (B95) Simon Hindson (Ra82) Robert Johnston (R73) Robert Martinez (Ra65) John […]

Dom Hubert Van Zeller Sketches

Over the summer, the Archive and Library team have been starting to digitalise the Downside Abbey archive. The first part of the archive being released are these, the sketches of monastic brethren by Dom Hubert Van Zeller.  Born in Suez, Egypt, in 1905, Dom Hubert joined Downside School (C20) in September 1914. After completing his studies, […]

Obituary of H.E. Don Carlos Gereda y de Borbón, Marqués de Almazán, 49th Grand Master of the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem

It is with great sadness we announce the death of H.E. Don Carlos Gereda y de Borbón, Marqués de Almazán, 49th Grand Master of the Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem. Don Carlos was born on 24th January 1947 in Montevideo, Uruguay to Don Nicolás Gereda y Bustamante and Doña María Luisa de […]

St Edmund’s College at Downside

We were delighted to welcome the choir of St Edmund’s College, Oxford, to sing at the Sunday Mass on 3 September as part of their tour of the south-west. Under the baton of Christopher Bucknall (S00), they sang a variety of pieces, ranging from Byrd via Duruflé to Macmillan. Christopher said, “The choir were bowled […]