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‘As We Are’ ?

Susan Morris and Alfred Bradley present a talk with readings about

writer – E F Benson

at Alton Abbey Friday June 20th 7.30 p.m.

Edward Frederic Benson (1867-1940) is the celebrated and much admired author of novels, reminiscences and horror stories, describing himself as ‘uncontrollably prolific’. His Mapp and Lucia series, about small town life in the twenties, comically illuminates with telling detail how socially-aspirational people interact, still very recognizable today!He was the third son of Edward White Benson, Archbishop of Canterbury, and readers then as now are fascinated by how the very strict moral tone of ‘Fred’s youth Continue reading ‘As We Are’ ?

A Plea from the Bursar

Firstly I would like to thank you all, on behalf of the Abbot and Community, for your continued support of the Abbey and its works.

Many of you will know that that HMRC have tightened the rules governing gift aid. Gift Aid is an important source of revenue to the Abbey and we want to make sure that we both maximise its benefits and adhere strictly to the new rules. Continue reading A Plea from the Bursar

Message from Br John,

I would like to welcome you to our website, and thank you for your patience, whilst repair and alterations were being carried out. Although the site is now live there will be further changes to enable ease of access.

Fr Abbot and the brethren would like to thank Steve Kirkby of Alton Websites (steve@altonwebsites.com Mobile: 07904 664489) for all his work and professional expertise.

We would also like to welcome Stephen Foster as Webmaster, contactable via this site.

Lenten Blessings

Br John OSB

Requests for Prayers

“I appeal to you brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers on my behalf.” (Romans 15:30)

Prayer is our Life and our work here at Alton Abbey, and we welcome the opportunity to pray for your intentions and needs as you make them known to us.

Please follow the link above with your intentions, they need not be long and complicated. God knows all the details.

The brethren here at Alton would be very happy to include your living or deceased family or friends in our daily prayer.

Please pray for us also. Thank you.

Welcome

My brothers at Alton Abbey and I welcome you to this website. Through all the aspects of information technology, Anglican monastic and religious life has ceased to be what a former Archbishop of Canterbury referred to as ‘the best-kept secret of the Church of England’. Since the traditional communities are a fragile treasure in the Lord’s storehouse, we are greatly heartened by the interest evinced by those who express their concern or curiosity by electronic means having learnt something of our activities through the internet. It is our hope that the information you find on this site, and any other contact you may have with us, shall enrich your insight into the monastic life, and enhance your own faith journey. May God aid and bless us all.
+Giles Hill O.S.B. abbot.