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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 folk and classical traditions. They will be joined by soloists from the ensembles to complete an evening of beautiful music; there will be something for everyone!

Starting at 6.30pm with wine, soft drinks and light refreshments, Concert 7.30pm

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Incense – Alton Abbey

You can now order our incense online
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:

Wholesalers that would like to talk about stocking the incense then please use the same page here:

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.

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Rudyard Kipling

An Evening with Rudyard Kipling by Philip Geddes & Friends

to be held in Alton Abbey church, GU34 4AP

onSaturdayMay 6th 2017


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 high point as poet of Empire for Edwardian England and as voice of the nation in the First World War. The show includes many Kipling favourites – “If”, regularly voted Britain’s favourite poem “The White Man’s Burden”, and extracts from “Plain Tales from the Hills” and the “Just So stories”.

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“At the foot of the Cross”

A cappella Group





& others


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 number and / or email address.

A wonderful event not to be missed !

Guest House Closed

123The 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 the time will come. 34 It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his slaves in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to be on the watch. 35 Therefore, keep awake—for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or at dawn, 36 or else he may find you asleep when he comes suddenly. 37 And what I say to you I say to all: Keep awake.”

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 ianselmmage 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 icon completed by this “liturgically correct” process is considered sacred, regardless of the quality of its art work.”

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