Benedictine Bath 2017

Rediscover over 1,000 years of Benedictine history and heritage. Enjoy displays of rare books and manuscripts, with daily tours, vespers and family friendly events celebrating this hidden chapter of Bath’s past.  A partnership between Downside Abbey, Bath Abbey, and St John’s Foundation, the series offers a range of free events throughout the city.  #BenedictineBath Click […]

Visitation of the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue

Downside was honoured to be the “first stop” on the nationwide Visitation of the Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, that was accompanied by the relics of Blessed Francisco and Jacinta Marto. These two young children are to be made saints in a week’s time by Pope Francis, when he celebrates the Centenary Mass […]

Local Children gather to welcome important statue to Downside Abbey

A number of children from schools around Somerset are looking forward to seeing the National Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, during a special celebratory Mass service at Downside Abbey, on Thursday 4th May. The National Pilgrim Virgin Statue is a hand-carved image of Our Lady of Fatima, and it was blessed by Pope […]

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 […]