Easter Retreat 2017 …A Huge Success!
Well over 150 people gathered at Downside for the Easter Retreat on Maundy Thursday to celebrate the Triduum with the Monastic Community.
Old Gregorians, parishioners, oblates and those with no previous connection to Downside came together for three days of talks, workshops and the Liturgy to explore their faith with other like-minded individuals.
The full programme can be downloaded here and photographs have been published online (see below).
The Abbey Church was packed for the Celebration of the Passion on Good Friday, the Easter Vigil on Saturday and for the Easter Mass on Sunday as more people joined the Community. The culmination of the celebrations after mass was a magnificent buffet lunch in the School Refectory and as people departed the Abbey Precinct new friends had been made, spirits restored and faith renewed.
To register your interest ahead of next year’s retreat at Downside, email firstname.lastname@example.org