A short video showing some of the process of the incense at Alton Abbey is made, and packed to be shipped out.
You can now order our incense online https://shop.altonabbey.com.
We have five different incenses to choose from:
- Rosa Mystica
- 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
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
If your at a lose end over the weekend 7th and 8th of June and in Hampshire, why not pop along to the open garden event at the Abbey. Open from 12pm to 5pm on both days. Continue reading OPEN DAY Tomorrow – Look at the beautiful Garden’s All Ready for the visitors
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.
Here is an interesting article by Methodist minister James Pritchard who has been a member of the Community’s extended family since he was 8 years old! In it he reflects on the importance of people and places in one’s spiritual formation. The whole blog is worth a read. We look forward to reading the outcome of his time at Alton Abbey!
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…
Our founder, Fr ‘Chas’ Hopkins began his work in Rangoon but eventually moved to Calcutta. In 1893 he published a short history of his new society to drum up much needed prayer, recruits & funds. The booklet was called “Our Sailors” and several images are available on Alton Abbey’s Facebook place page.