Category Archives: Alton Abbey – Updates

Companions of Our Lady & St John

Companions Morning

First of a series of mornicon_abings set aside for the Companions of Our Lady & St John Only. Led by Dom Anselm Shobrook OSB, with invited speakers leading discussion and prayer.

Saturday 18th February / 1st April / 25th June / 19th August / 28th October / Saturday 3rd December

Mass at 9am, coffee 9.45, or meet in Reception to start at 10.15am, finish 12.25

or you may wish to join the community for Midday Office at 12.30.

If you are interested in becoming a Companion, please contact Dom Anselm OSB, Master of Companions.

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).

Abbot Giles Hill

There is a hymn which we sing at the Office during Passiontide, with the first line ‘Thirty years among us dwelling’. That is not so for Father Abbot, for he arrived in the house in 1967. However, 18 July 1986 saw his ordination to the Sacred Priesthood. The crafty fellow booked his monthly day off for his anniversary; so we took the opportunity to thank him at the Conventual Mass this morning for all the graces received at his priestly hands during the last thirty years . . . . and we look forward in hope to many more years of Abbot Giles’s faithful ministry.