Old Gregorians News

JAKE FRANCIS-JONES – A CELEBRATION OF HIS LIFE

On Thursday 17th January, a large group of family and friends gathered to celebrate the life of Jake Francis-Jones (B55), who died on 7th January 2019, aged 81. Dom James Hood conducted the Requiem Mass in the Abbey Church with many members of Jake’s family taking part. The order of Service can be downloaded here and […]

EASTER RETREAT 2019

The Monastic Community at Downside Abbey invite everyone to join them for the annual Easter Retreat from Thursday 18th April to Sunday 21st April 2019.  Young and old, families and friends are welcome to take part in a range of services, workshops and activities to celebrate this special time of the Christian year either as […]

CRICKET AT DOWNSIDE

Unquestionably, the sport of cricket has been a major feature at Downside ever since the first cricket match was played at the School in 1867 and, under the leadership of our Head of Cricket Development, Mr Alfonso Thomas & our Head of Girls Games, Mrs Emily Chapman, last year saw the first ever girls’ fixtures […]

LOCAL CONCERT SERIES LAUNCHED BY DOWNSIDE MUSIC SCHOLARS

Sixth Formers Oscar Healy and Julian Chan are no strangers to vocal solos and, last Saturday, they took their talents to St Margaret’s Church, Hinton Blewett where they launched the Parish’s ‘Music at Noon’ concert series with a recital of lieder, aria and song.  An appreciative audience heard music from Handel, Schumann, Dowland and Porter […]