Old Gregorians News

Family Gathering at Downside

On the 28th October 2017 over 140 members of the extended Agius family gathered in the Abbey church to mark the centenary of the death of Captain Richard Agius (R14), killed at Poelcapelle on 26th October 1917, and to celebrate the family’s 117 year connection to Downside. The family patriarch, Edward Tancred Agius, started a […]

Monks to feature on the BBC

Downside Abbey monks record for BBC Four and BBC Radio 3. The Benedictine monks of Downside Abbey feature in a new innovative television mini-series broadcast on BBC Four this month alongside a series of radio programmes on BBC Radio 3. Retreat: Meditations from the Monastery is a ‘slow TV’ series that explores the everyday lives […]

Archive Discoveries: OG Friendship

We have recently discovered a great friendship between two OGs who died in WWI. Thanks to our partnership with a local U3A, Downside Archives and Library have been digitalising the photographic archive. Scanning the images has enabled us to zoom in and inspect details we have previously been unable to see. One of the most […]

Monks sing Gregorian Chant on BBC Radio 3

We were thrilled to hear Frs Leo, Anselm and Boniface sing to the nation, on BBC Radio 3, on Sunday 16th October.  If you didn’t have a chance to listen to the live broadcast, you can catch them again on the BBC iPlayer by clicking here. The monks begin at around 17’30”.  The programme, The Early […]