For thousands of years incense has been used in liturgy and worship with monks of all persuasions involved in its production. Here at Alton the monks have supplied a range of incense grains for ecclesiastical use since 1895, using blended aromatic gums and flower oils from around the world. Recent production has focused on Rosa […]
Susan Morris and Alfred Bradley present a talk with readings about writer – E F Benson at Alton Abbey Friday June 20th 7.30 p.m. Edward Frederic Benson (1867-1940) is the celebrated and much admired author of novels, reminiscences and horror stories, describing himself as ‘uncontrollably prolific’. His Mapp and Lucia series, about small town life […]
“I appeal to you brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together with me in your prayers on my behalf.” (Romans 15:30) Prayer is our Life and our work here at Alton Abbey, and we welcome the opportunity to pray for your intentions and needs as you […]
On a recent visit to Burma (Myanmar), Bakery Manager Carole Whittle and her husband Emil made a visit to the Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity in Rangoon (now Yangon). The founder of Alton Abbey was the organist of Rangoon Cathedral from 1883-1889; after his ordination, he combined the posts of organist and river port chaplain. The foundation stone […]
Here is an interesting article by Methodist minister James Pritchard who has been a member of the Community’s extended family since he was 8 years old! In it he reflects on the importance of people and places in one’s spiritual formation. The whole blog is worth a read. We look forward to reading the outcome […]
Dom Timothy, the Oblate Master, is in the middle of revising our register of oblates. He has discovered that: – we have 101 oblates, of whom 9 are probationers – clergy compose 60% of the register, laity 40% – the oblate living nearest the Abbey lives in the Gatehouse of the Abbey itself! – the […]
L-R: Postulant Fr. Alan Salmon; Dom Nicholas Seymour; Abbot Giles Hill; Dom Timothy Bavin; Prior Andrew Johnson; Brother John Towson; Dom Anselm Shobrook; Abbot William Hughes; and Novice Brother Benedict Hintikka
Our founder, Fr ‘Chas’ Hopkins began his work in Rangoon but eventually moved to Calcutta. In 1893 he published a short history of his new society to drum up much needed prayer, recruits & funds. The booklet was called “Our Sailors” and several images are available on Alton Abbey’s Facebook place page.