Calling All Oblates !

Dom Timothy the Oblates Master has some availability for the Oblates Retreat, 2nd to 6th June 2014. This week will give you the opportunity to step off the treadmill of everyday life and enter the peaceful daily routine of the Devine Office in the tranquil and peaceful setting of the Benedictine Abbey.

“Sustain me Lord according to your promise, that I may live, and let me not be disappointed in my hope”


New line of Incense

IncenseFor thousands of years incense has been used in liturgy and worship with monks of all persuasions involved in its production. Here at Alton the monks have supplied a range of incense grains for ecclesiastical use since 1895, using blended aromatic gums and flower oils from around the world. Recent production has focused on Rosa Mystica, a sweet scent of traditional blooms, now appreciated internationally. Continue reading New line of Incense

‘As We Are’ ?

Susan Morris and Alfred Bradley present a talk with readings about

writer – E F Benson

at Alton Abbey Friday June 20th 7.30 p.m.

Edward Frederic Benson (1867-1940) is the celebrated and much admired author of novels, reminiscences and horror stories, describing himself as ‘uncontrollably prolific’. His Mapp and Lucia series, about small town life in the twenties, comically illuminates with telling detail how socially-aspirational people interact, still very recognizable today!He was the third son of Edward White Benson, Archbishop of Canterbury, and readers then as now are fascinated by how the very strict moral tone of ‘Fred’s youth Continue reading ‘As We Are’ ?