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16th Annual Abbey Lecture

Organised by the Friends of Alton Abbey

Commemorating the end of WW1

to be given by Dom Andrew OSB & Mrs Lynne Rapson

To be held in the Alton Abbey Church : GU34 4AP

Date: Friday 12th October – 7pm

Tickets £30.00 for Lecture followed by supper.

Tickets available from:

Friends of Alton Abbey, Alton Abbey, Abbey Road, Beech Alton GU344AP

Cheques should be made payable to “Friends of Alton Abbey”.
Please include a SAE, and a telephone number or email, and information about dietary needs.

For further information – email friendsofaltonabbey@gmail.com or telephone 01420 562 126

 

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
  • A sample pack

Price is £24.00

Currently shipping around the UK, Ireland, Republic Ireland and Scotland. Use the contact page if you would like to receive in another country: https://shop.altonabbey.com/contact-us

Wholesalers that would like to talk about stocking the incense then please use the same page here: https://shop.altonabbey.com/contact-us

Alton Abbey Open Days – 9th -10th June 2018

On Saturday  &  Sunday June  9th/10th 2018 – The Anglican Monastery of Our Lady and St John in Beech will be open for visitors from 12noon – 5pm each day.

Entrance £3 – Teas £3

There will be several stall selling items such as:  Beautiful Stationary,  Secondhand Books,  plants,  and  Hadeel Products from Palestine.

There will be Lacemaking, and a display of work.

If you have never discovered the beauty and peacefulness of the Abbey come this time;  if you have been before, come back to rediscover the joy.

Friends of Alton Abbey  Registered Charity No 284876

Where it all started…

On a recent visit to Burma (Myanmar), Bakery Manager Carole Whittle and her husband Emil made a visit to the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity in Rangoon (now Yangon). The founder of Alton Abbey was the organist of Rangoon Cathedral from 1883-1889; after his ordination, he combined the posts of organist and river port chaplain. The foundation stone of the present building was laid in February 1886 – just two years after the ordination to the diaconate of Charles Plomer Hopkins. The building work on the Cathedral was completed in 1891, by which time Fr Hopkins had moved on to chaplaincy in Calcutta.

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…