The dates for Oblates Retreat will be –
Monday 13th February (meet at 16.00) – Friday 17th February (depart after lunch)
And 21st August (meet at 16.00) – 26th August (depart after lunch)
Opportunity for Oblates to meet for a week of Benedictine silence and prayer with daily addresses led by TBC ?.
Only available to the Abbey of Our Lady & St John Oblates.
Please contact the Guest Master to book your week, (places are limited).
Sunday 19th June (16.00) – Friday 24th June (14.00)
Led by – Dom Anselm OSB
“God’s whole creation gathers to create the icon, in the form of the all-natural animal, vegetable, and mineral products used for the board, gilding, painting, and oiling.”
Contact Br John OSB Tel, 01420 562 145 A,S,A,P
£300.00 (includes accommodation, meals, all materials and equipment).
The Friends of Alton Abbey are delighted to invite you to:
Open Garden and Plant Sale
Saturday 11th June and Sunday 12th June between 12 noon and 5pm
Admission £3 Tea and Cake £3 Cream Teas £5
There will be lace making and a display of works, second hand books and an Organ Recital at 3pm on Sunday
Of your mercy, pray for the repose of our Oblate Adrian Wright, who died at about 3.30 this morning. Suffering with cancer, he developed an aggressive chest infection a couple of days ago. Pray for his sister Jackie, and for their mother Connie, as they mourn.
Are you looking forward to the Advent concert ? Here at Alton Abbey; next Friday 11th at 19.30. Contact The Guest Master (Br John OSB) if you would like tickets £15.00 to include mulled wine and refreshments.
It’s a fantastic program.
Our Oblate was given the Freedom of the City of London today, alongside his brother Laurence (in verger’s kit). Congratulations to them both.
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
Continue reading 2016 Events at the Abbey !
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.
Continue reading Quiet Day – Living Differently.