Old Gregorians News

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 […]

New Chairman of OMV

Congratulations to Hugo Whyte (R12) who has been appointed Chairman of the OMV. Hugo writes “A call to all OGs to help support the fantastic work of the Order of Malta Volunteers. This summer we invite you to join our amazing group of young volunteers and to share our desire to help those in need, endeavouring […]

Downside to host CARnival 2018

Downside is preparing to host a day for all the family at ‘Car-nival’ on Sunday 24th June 2018. Enthusiasts from across the South West are expected to attend the highly-regarded car show, with local families turning out for the family fun-day. Mike Penn, Founding Curator of the Haynes International Motor Museum, said of the event, […]

Easter Retreat 2018

The Monastic Community at Downside Abbey invites everyone to share with them in Holy Week for the annual Easter Retreat. 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.  The theme for this year is “Waking […]