Recent Coverage

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 […]

Sixth Formers transcribe WW1 diary

A number of Sixth Form pupils have been working with the Archives and Library team in transcribing the letters of Francis Raymund James (R1912); the letters document his time on the Western Front, during The Great War.  The three pupils have been transcribing the letters written by the Old Gregorian; the letters are part of […]

Tatler Schools Guide

We’re absolutely thrilled to have received a glowing review in the Tatler Schools Guide 2018, which was released this week.  “Our researcher was profoundly affected by the deep-seated blend of history, learning and faith that she found on this magnificent 500-acre campus… ‘I came away wishing I’d gone to school there… I really felt as […]

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 […]