Monastery News

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.  […]

21st March 1918 – Start of The German ‘Operation Michael’ Offensive

Dom Ambrose Agius of Downside Abbey had been a chaplain with 21st Division since April 1917.  On this (old) Feast Day of St Benedict he found himself at the heart of the German spring offensive that very nearly won the war for the Germans. They made huge gains over the next two weeks while the […]

Easter Mass times at Downside

We look forward to welcoming you to Downside this Easter.  Please find a full list of service times listed below. You can access further details about service times here. If you’re interested in attending the Easter Retreat – from Thursday 29th March to Sunday 1st April – as a day or residential visitor, click here.  […]