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Thank you, Barbra,


10391019_10153616134384402_5096682287150516679_n_002Many 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 us in wishing her well as she moves on to pastures new, with different challenges. Thank you, Barbra, for all you have been for us.

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 thagiles1t 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 God for all the blessings showered upon us through the ministry of Abbot Giles.

Caversham Clergy Retreat from the Heat

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Caversham Clergy Retreat from the Heat

retreat pulpitDuring 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, Margaret Dimmick, David Little, Mike Smith, and David Jenkins formed the group and were led by retreat conductor Reverend Canon Norman Boakes OSB.

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Sr. Florence May

It was with sadness mixed with joy that the Community learned today of the death of Sr. Florence May of the Society of the Sisters of Bethany. Sister died fortified by the rites of the Church, and in the presence of the Reverend Mother, while in the tender and 10933829_10203298323154311_8934815163995040882_nloving care of the Home of Comfort, Southsea. We were sad because the long and happy decades of friendship shared with our Sister are now over; we are joyful because we know that now she ‘sees him as he really is’ (1 John 3: 2), and is yet more like the Lord than she already was in this life. Alleluia