AN HONOUR AND PRIVILEDGE

What an honour and privilege for Captain Tom Orchard (S09). As part of Tom’s role with the Irish Guard, he marched in front of the Land Rover during the funeral of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and was interviewed by Good Morning Britain regarding the preparations leading up to the funeral. Listen to […]

THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF GOLF

Downside has one of the oldest school golf programmes in England, with the game first being played at the School in 1912. Over the last century the game of golf has evolved into a truly global sport, played by 55 million people on 32,000 courses in over 200 countries. After spending the last year navigating […]

HOLY WEEK 2021

In lieu of this year’s annual Easter Retreat, the Monastic Community at Downside Abbey have organised the following timetable for Holy Week, including online, virtual elements to ensure the whole Downside Community can partake. THE EASTER TIMETABLE All the services of the Holy Week Liturgy will be celebrated in the Abbey Church as follows: 1st […]

FEAST DAY OF ST GREGORY THE GREAT

We joined together virtually today to celebrate the Feast Day of St Gregory the Great (Pope Gregory I) in a whole school service. St Gregory is the patron of the Downside monastery, the School and the alumni society, and is considered to be the ‘founder’ of medieval papacy. He was the patron saint of musicians, […]