Monastery News

BBC Monastery programme for Radio Times Readers’ Award

We’re thrilled with news that the BBC Four Meditations from the Monastery series, which featured Downside monks for an hour of ‘Slow TV’ last autumn, has been nominated for the Radio Times Readers’ award in the Sandford St Martin Awards!  If you missed the original broadcast, you can watch an extract here.  Please click here to […]

Easter Retreat 2018

Another busy Easter Retreat at Downside this year in spite of the weather.  The Abbey Church was packed for the Liturgy and a busy programme which you can see here, gave everyone, regardless of age plenty to take part in.  Renowned for the spiritual petrol which characterises a weekend at Downside, Old Gregorians, parishioners and […]

Dom Christopher’s Silver Jubilee

On 6th April we were delighted to celebrate Dom Christopher’s silver jubilee of Clothing, when he received the monastic habit and re-started his monastic life. He celebrated the Mass and we had a lovely festal lunch, joined by some of his family and friends. If you’re interested in what it entails to become a monk, […]

St Patrick’s Day Parish Event

On the 17th March, St Patrick’s Day, the parishioners of St Benedict’s celebrated with an evening of all things Irish.  Despite the Arctic conditions over 70 people were at St Benedict’s to enjoy music, refreshments and a raffle all in the name of St Patrick and also enabled the parish to raise £300 for CAFOD.  […]