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Oblates Retreat

The dates for Oblates Retreat will be –2543485_c55444c8

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).

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.