Friends of Alton Abbey – Forthcoming Events 2019

March 22nd Friday Lent Concert by University of Winchester Music Centre. UoW Music Centre presents a concert featuring our Folk Band, Folk Choir and String Gems who will be joining forces to offer a fascinating programme of folk and classical music for you to enjoy. We present a wonderful mix and variety of music from […]

Incense – Alton Abbey

Alton Abbey Incense

You can now order our incense online https://shop.altonabbey.com. We have five different incenses to choose from: Madonna Festival Rosa Mystica Special St Martin De Porres A sample pack Price is £24.00 Currently shipping around the UK, Ireland, Republic Ireland and Scotland. Use the contact page if you would like to receive in another country: https://shop.altonabbey.com/contact-us […]

Alton Abbey Open Days

On Saturday  &  Sunday  June  10th/11th  The Anglican Monastery of Our Lady and St John in Beech will be open for visitors from      12noon – 5pm   each day. Entrance £3    Teas £3 There will be beautiful plants for sale, and the grower will be there to give information. Also for sale:  Beautiful Stationary        Secondhand Books        […]

Change of Mass times.

Please note that for the foreseeable future Mondays Mass will be at 19.30. There will not be a Mass in the morning. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. You could use this to your advantage if you cannot make a weekday morning Mass. Join the community at 19.30.

Rudyard Kipling

An Evening with Rudyard Kipling by Philip Geddes & Friends to be held in Alton Abbey church, GU34 4AP onSaturdayMay 6th 2017 at7.30pm This will tell the story of Kipling’s life with readings from his poetry and prose. It takes Kipling from his early days as the chronicler of Britain’s Indian Raj, through to his […]

Ascension Day Concert

There will be a special Ascension Day Concert at Alton Abbey onThursday May 25th by the Maria Magdalena Chamber Choir, from Stockholm who will perform Northern music from Sweden, and their neighbouring Countries.

Quiet Day Before Holy Week

At Alton Abbey, Beech, Alton,  GU34 4AP April 8th  Saturday 2017 The day starts at 10.15am with a welcome, followed by the first of two talks by a member of the Community of Our Lady and St John – and Anglican Benedictine Monastery near Alton.

“At the foot of the Cross”

A cappella Group VOZ LUCIS EARLY MUSIC and READINGS for LENT TALLIS, BYRD, VICTORIA, PALESTRINA, LOTTI, & others SATURDAY, 1st APRIL 2017 Tickets:     £7.50   (Incl. Refreshments) Available from “Tickets” Friends of Alton Abbey, Abbey Road, Beech, Alton. Hants, GU34 4AP Cheques made payable to “Friends of Alton Abbey” Please include a SAE and a telephone […]

Guest House Closed

The Guest House will be Closed from – Thursday 1st December 2016 – until – Wednesday 1st February 2017.   As the birth of our Blessed Lord approaches this time allows the brethren to join in the waiting for the coming of the Messiah Mark 13:33-37 33 Beware, keep alert; for you do not know when […]

Iconography, Gesso & Gilding Weekend

Icon painting is a meditative, prayerful, and somewhat ritualized art form, in which the materials and processes as well as the image have symbolic meaning.   “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.”  “A blessed […]