Fr Christopher on BBC Points West

Fr Christopher Calascione featured on BBC Points West news last night (21st March) talking about the publication of the 1793 recipe book.  Taking part in a taste test at the Pony and Trap, a michelin starred restaurant in the Chew Valley, the Downside monk sampled the Chicken Curry taken from the original transcription; click here […]

Fr Christopher talks to BBC Radio Bristol

Fr Christopher featured on BBC Radio Bristol yesterday in conversation with Sunday morning presenter, Lucy Tegg.  Further to last year’s discovery of a 1793 recipe book in the Monastery Library, the monks have now published the book due to popular demand. Fr Christopher introduced the book and explained how listeners will be able to get […]

Performances at Downside this March

Members of the public are invited to book for events taking place at Downside in March. 1950’s New York will hit Stratton-on-the-Fosse later this month, as pupils at Downside School present two performances of West Side Story. The much-loved musical features music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and choreography by Jerome Robbins, and was […]

Why Saints beat celebrities

We were pleased that the Catholic Herald featured an article written by Dr Whitehead on why Holy men and women offer a compelling alternative in a culture that worships fame; Why Saints beat celebrities, was highlighted as their recent Education feature, click here to read the article in full.