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 […]

Companions of Our Lady & St John

Companions Morning First of a series of mornings 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, […]

Oblates Retreat

The dates for Oblates Retreat will be – 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 […]

Where your treasure is

A sermon preached by Bishop Geoffrey Rowell at the Conventual Mass at Alton Abbey on the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 7 August 2016 “Faith gives substance to our hopes and convinces us of realities we do not see.” (Hebrews 11.1) “Where your treasure is there will your heart be also”. (Luke 12. 34)

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 […]

Funeral Arrangements for Dom Nicholas Seymour

The body of Dom Nicholas will be received into the Abbey Church at 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 2 August 2016, in the context of Evening Prayer for the Dead. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2.30 p.m. on Wednesday 3 August 2016. Abbot Giles asks that those who intend to be present for the […]