Welcome

My Brothers at Alton Abbey and I welcome you to this website. Through all the differing aspects of information technology, Anglican monastic and religious life has ceased to be what a former Archbishop of Canterbury referred to as ‘the best-kept secret of the Church of England’. Since the traditional communities are a fragile treasure in the Lord’s storehouse, we are greatly heartened by the interest evinced by those who express their concern or curiosity by electronic means having learnt something of our activities through the internet. It is our hope that the information you find on this site, and any other contact you may have with us, shall enrich your insight into the monastic life, and enhance your own faith journey. May God aid and bless us all.

+Giles Hill O.S.B. Abbot

Covid-19

Our Monastic Church at this time remains closed
We are unable to undertake the necessary cleaning that opening would necessitate. We are at prayer in our Church to recite The Divine Office throughout the day. As our monks are shielding, we have to keep the Church at this time as part of our Monastic Enclosure.  We ask for your understanding, please be assured of our prayers at this time & be assured as soon as it is safe, we look forward to welcoming you back. May we take this opportunity to thank all of our Supporters, Oblates & Friends for your prayers & continued support. Please note that as the Abbey Church forms part of our house, and we are continuing to shield because of particular vulnerabilities to infection, it has been decided that our buildings will not be open for others to use for private prayer (or for public worship) for the foreseeable future. The Church continues to be used by the monks for the recitation of the Office, Exposition of the Sacrament, and for daily Mass, which is only permitted if the House remains closed to others. The members of our extended family of Oblates, Companions, Friends, and other supporters continue to be held in loving prayer at our liturgy.
 
May God Bless Each & Everyone of you.
     + Abbot Giles OSB
 
Alton Abbey Incense

Incense – Alton Abbey

You can now order our incense online https://shop.altonabbey.com. We have five different incenses to choose from: Madonna Festival Rosa Mystica Special St Martin De Porres

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