There is a hymn which we sing at the Office during Passiontide, with the first line ‘Thirty years among us dwelling’. That is not so for Father Abbot, for he arrived in the house in 1967. However, 18 July 1986 saw his ordination to the Sacred Priesthood. The crafty fellow booked his monthly day off for his anniversary; so we took the opportunity to thank him at the Conventual Mass this morning for all the graces received at his priestly hands during the last thirty years . . . . and we look forward in hope to many more years of Abbot Giles’s faithful ministry.
The body of Dom Nicholas will be received into the Abbey Church at 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 2 August 2016, in the context of Evening Prayer for the Dead.
The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2.30 p.m. on Wednesday 3 August 2016.
Abbot Giles asks that those who intend to be present for the Funeral Mass should let him know beforehand.
Give thanks to God for the life of
the Reverend Dom Nicholas Seymour O.S.B.
Monk of Alton Abbey
Born 20 October 1939
Professed 21 March 1987
Ordained Deacon 1 November 1996
Ordained Priest 20 June 1997
Died peacefully at 9.10a.m. on 9 July 2016
Please pray for the repose of his soul.
( Details for the funeral will be posted at a later date.)