March 22nd Friday
Lent Concert by University of Winchester Music Centre.
UoW Music Centre presents a concert featuring our Folk Band, Folk Choir and String Gems who will be joining forces to offer a fascinating programme of folk and classical music for you to enjoy. We present a wonderful mix and variety of music from folk and classical traditions. They will be joined by soloists from the ensembles to complete an evening of beautiful music; there will be something for everyone!
Starting at 6.30pm with wine, soft drinks and light refreshments, Concert 7.30pm
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!
L-R: Postulant Fr. Alan Salmon; Dom Nicholas Seymour; Abbot Giles Hill; Dom Timothy Bavin; Prior Andrew Johnson; Brother John Towson; Dom Anselm Shobrook; Abbot William Hughes; and Novice Brother Benedict Hintikka