New Prior Announced at Downside

The Monastic Community at Downside has petitioned the Holy See for the the continuation of the current administrative arrangements at Downside Abbey for a further two years which means that a Prior Administrator leads the Community as opposed to an Abbot. The Community is relatively low in numbers and the English Benedictine Congregation now wishes […]

Car-nival family fun day at Downside

Downside School, a day and boarding school for boys and girls, is preparing to host a day for all the family at ‘Car-nival’. The event will take place on Sunday 24th June, from 12noon to 4.30pm. Over 100 classic and vintage vehicles will be competing to win. There will also be cricket for boys and […]

New Head Master announced

We are delighted to announce that the Governors and Trustees have appointed Andrew Hobbs as the new Head Master for Downside School with effect from 1st September 2018.  Mr Hobbs said of the news, “I am thrilled to be taking on the role of Head Master and am excited about the journey ahead. Downside is […]

BBC Radio Somerset… LIVE from Downside!

We were thrilled that BBC Radio Somerset decided to broadcast their Breakfast Show live from Downside, on Tuesday 1st May.  If you weren’t able to tune in you can click here to listen online; it’s available for the whole of May. In addition to the madrigals, the monks spoke about Meditations from the Monastery – the […]