Richard Allshorn Obl OSB

  Our Oblate  was given the Freedom of the City of London today, alongside his brother Laurence (in verger’s kit). Congratulations to them both.

Thank you, Barbra,

  Many of our friends will recognise the lady seen in this picture with her husband Cesar. For fifteen and a half years, Barbra Cotelo Gomez has worked at the Abbey, firstly in the Wafer Bakery, and more recently in the Kitchen and Guesthouse. Today was her last day at work with us. Please join […]

2016 Events at the Abbey !

Don’t be disappointed book early ! Guest House Closed Tuesday 1st December 2015 – Saturday 6th February 2016

Celebrating 25 Years, congratulations to Abbot Giles

Today the Community rejoices that, twenty five years ago, Abbot Giles was first elected to the abbatial office that he has held since (with an interlude 2010-13). At Mass today we shall sing the three hymns chosen by our abbot for his service of abbatial blessing in 1990. Please join us in giving thanks to […]

Quiet Day – Living Differently.

Quiet Day – Saturday 28th November 2015 Living Differently – led by Fr Norman Boakes OblSB So often, Advent gets lost in all the preparations for Christmas.

Caversham Clergy Retreat from the Heat

Posted on July 11, 2015 by Derek Chandler Caversham Clergy Retreat from the Heat During the hot summer days at the end of June and early July eight clergy from the Caversham churches went on an ecumenical retreat for forty-eight hours to Alton Abbey in Hampshire. Reverends Derek Chandler, Jenny Dowding, Nigel Jones, Jonathan Edwards, […]

Hymns & Pimms

  Why not join the brethren on Friday 31st July, along with the beautiful voices of St Lawrence Choir for a evening of your favourite hymns ? Followed with Pimms and Nibbles in the cloister.

A quiet day in preparation for Holy Week

Dying with Christ a quiet day in preparation for Holy Week   The events of Holy Week are so well known, perhaps almost too well known.  This quiet day will aim to help us pause, reflect on what it was really all about, and what it may mean for us today.


        University of Winchester Foundation of music Soloists & King Alfred Consort chamber choir Will perform In the Abbey church of Our Lady & St John, Alton Saturday 21st March 2015. 6.30 for refreshments with wine Tickets £15.00

Honorary Canon of Winchester Cathedral

It was announced in Winchester Cathedral at Evensong yesterday, and in the Abbey Church at Alton at the Conventual Mass this morning, that Abbot Giles has accepted the invitation to become an Honorary Canon of the Cathedral. He will be installed in Winchester Cathedral at Evensong on 15 March 2015.