Abbot Giles Hill

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.

Fr. Nicholas

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.

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( Details for the funeral will be posted at a later date.)