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 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.
Don’t be disappointed book early !
Guest House Closed
Tuesday 1st December 2015 – Saturday 6th February 2016
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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 God for all the blessings showered upon us through the ministry of Abbot Giles.
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.
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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. Continue reading Hymns & Pimms
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.
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University of Winchester
Foundation of music
King Alfred Consort chamber choir
In the Abbey church of Our Lady & St John, Alton
Saturday 21st March 2015. 6.30 for refreshments with wine
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.
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 loving 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