Interesting Facts About Our Oblates

Dom Timothy, the Oblate Master, is in the middle of revising our register of oblates. He has discovered that:

– we have 101 oblates, of whom 9 are probationers

– clergy compose 60% of the register, laity 40%

– the oblate living nearest the Abbey lives in the Gatehouse of the Abbey itself!

– the most distant oblate lives in New Zealand

– we have oblates in the UK, USA, Spain, Norway, New Zealand, Denmark, Cyprus & Australia

– the longest-professing, living oblate was clothed in 1965 (On my first birthday! Webmaster)

 

Oblates – watch out for responses to your ideas, coming up in the next few months…