Alton Abbey Open Days

On Saturday  &  Sunday  June  10th/11th  The Anglican Monastery of Our Lady and St John in Beech will be open for visitors from      12noon – 5pm   each day.

Entrance £3    Teas £3

There will be beautiful plants for sale, and the grower will be there to give information.

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Rudyard Kipling

An Evening with Rudyard Kipling by Philip Geddes & Friends

to be held in Alton Abbey church, GU34 4AP

onSaturdayMay 6th 2017

at7.30pm

This will tell the story of Kipling’s life with readings from his poetry and prose. It takes Kipling from his early days as the chronicler of Britain’s Indian Raj, through to his high point as poet of Empire for Edwardian England and as voice of the nation in the First World War. The show includes many Kipling favourites – “If”, regularly voted Britain’s favourite poem “The White Man’s Burden”, and extracts from “Plain Tales from the Hills” and the “Just So stories”.

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“At the foot of the Cross”

A cappella Group

VOZ LUCIS

EARLY MUSIC and READINGS for LENT

TALLIS, BYRD, VICTORIA,

PALESTRINA, LOTTI,

& others

SATURDAY, 1st APRIL 2017

Tickets:     £7.50   (Incl. Refreshments)

Available from “Tickets” Friends of Alton Abbey,

Abbey Road, Beech, Alton. Hants, GU34 4AP

Cheques made payable to “Friends of Alton Abbey”

Please include a SAE and a telephone number and / or email address.

A wonderful event not to be missed !

Guest House Closed

123The Guest House will be Closed from – Thursday 1st December 2016 – until – Wednesday 1st February 2017.

 

As the birth of our Blessed Lord approaches this time allows the brethren to join in the waiting for the coming of the Messiah

Mark 13:33-37

33 Beware, keep alert; for you do not know when the time will come. 34 It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his slaves in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to be on the watch. 35 Therefore, keep awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or at dawn, 36 or else he may find you asleep when he comes suddenly. 37 And what I say to you I say to all: Keep awake.”

Iconography, Gesso & Gilding Weekend

Icon painting is a meditative, prayerful, and somewhat ritualized art form, in which the materials and processes as well as the ianselmmage have symbolic meaning.   “God’s whole creation gathers to create the icon, in the form of the all-natural animal, vegetable, and mineral products used for the board, gilding, painting, and oiling.”  “A blessed icon completed by this “liturgically correct” process is considered sacred, regardless of the quality of its art work.”

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Companions of Our Lady & St John

Companions Morning

First of a series of mornicon_abings set aside for the Companions of Our Lady & St John Only. Led by Dom Anselm Shobrook OSB, with invited speakers leading discussion and prayer.

Saturday 18th February / 1st April / 25th June / 19th August / 28th October / Saturday 3rd December

Mass at 9am, coffee 9.45, or meet in Reception to start at 10.15am, finish 12.25

or you may wish to join the community for Midday Office at 12.30.

If you are interested in becoming a Companion, please contact Dom Anselm OSB, Master of Companions.

Oblates Retreat

The dates for Oblates Retreat will be –2543485_c55444c8

Monday 13th February (meet at 16.00) – Friday 17th February (depart after lunch)
And 21st August (meet at 16.00) – 26th August (depart after lunch)

Opportunity for Oblates to meet for a week of Benedictine silence and prayer with daily addresses led by TBC ?.

Only available to the Abbey of Our Lady & St John Oblates.
Please contact the Guest Master to book your week, (places are limited).