Old Gregorians 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 […]

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 […]