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Monastic Library and Archives

The Monastic Library and Archives is the most important repository of Catholic History in the UK and in 2015 opened its doors to the public. The Library collection contains over 60 incunabula, 175 Papal Bulls, a large collection of Vatican State Papers. It is the only library in the world which has a complete collection of […]

Downside School Key Facts

Downside School’s A level results mean that it is the country’s leading catholic boarding school for boys and girls. Downside School recently voted one of the top 10 most beautiful schools (Daily Telegraph) and best for well-being (The Week) Downside School is now one of the few boarding schools where the majority of pupils (85%) still choose to be resident 24/7. […]

Downside Abbey

Home to a community of Benedictine Monks since 1814 although the order was originally established in France in 1606. The Monks oversee one of England’s most distinguished Catholic schools which still aims to educate young people through a Christ-centred curriculum. The Abbey Church is one of only three designated Minor Basilicas in the UK and is dedicated to […]