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Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse [IICSA]

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) was set up in March 2015 and is now under way. This Inquiry will investigate whether public bodies and other non-state institutions in England and Wales have taken seriously their responsibility to protect children from sexual abuse, and make meaningful recommendations for change in the future. On […]

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 […]

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 […]

Praise for Grounds Staff at Downside

The Grounds Staff at Downside have enjoyed a moment in the spotlight, with their work heralded as an example to follow.   Regular visitors will have noticed an improvement in the appearance of the sports pitches as the team have trialled a new product in recent months.  The Groundsman magazine (October 2017) spoke to Steve Eade about […]