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16th Annual Abbey Lecture

Organised by the Friends of Alton Abbey

Commemorating the end of WW1

to be given by Dom Andrew OSB & Mrs Lynne Rapson

To be held in the Alton Abbey Church : GU34 4AP

Date: Friday 12th October – 7pm

Tickets £30.00 for Lecture followed by supper.

Tickets available from:

Friends of Alton Abbey, Alton Abbey, Abbey Road, Beech Alton GU344AP

Cheques should be made payable to “Friends of Alton Abbey”.
Please include a SAE, and a telephone number or email, and information about dietary needs.

For further information – email friendsofaltonabbey@gmail.com or telephone 01420 562 126

 

Caversham Clergy Retreat from the Heat

Posted on by Derek Chandler

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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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.