Of your mercy, pray for the repose of our Oblate Adrian Wright, who died at about 3.30 this morning. Suffering with cancer, he developed an aggressive chest infection a couple of days ago. Pray for his sister Jackie, and for their mother Connie, as they mourn.
Our Oblate was given the Freedom of the City of London today, alongside his brother Laurence (in verger’s kit). Congratulations to them both.
Many of our friends will recognise the lady seen in this picture with her husband Cesar. For fifteen and a half years, Barbra Cotelo Gomez has worked at the Abbey, firstly in the Wafer Bakery, and more recently in the Kitchen and Guesthouse. Today was her last day at work with us. Please join us in wishing her well as she moves on to pastures new, with different challenges. Thank you, Barbra, for all you have been for us.
Don’t be disappointed book early !
Guest House Closed
Tuesday 1st December 2015 – Saturday 6th February 2016
Today the Community rejoices that, twenty five years ago, Abbot Giles was first elected to the abbatial office that he has held since (with an interlude 2010-13). At Mass today we shall sing the three hymns chosen by our abbot for his service of abbatial blessing in 1990. Please join us in giving thanks to God for all the blessings showered upon us through the ministry of Abbot Giles.
Living Differently – led by Fr Norman Boakes OblSB
So often, Advent gets lost in all the preparations for Christmas.
Caversham Clergy Retreat from the Heat
During the hot summer days at the end of June and early July eight clergy from the Caversham churches went on an ecumenical retreat for forty-eight hours to Alton Abbey in Hampshire. Reverends Derek Chandler, Jenny Dowding, Nigel Jones, Jonathan Edwards, Margaret Dimmick, David Little, Mike Smith, and David Jenkins formed the group and were led by retreat conductor Reverend Canon Norman Boakes OSB.
Why not join the brethren on Friday 31st July, along with the beautiful voices of St Lawrence Choir for a evening of your favourite hymns ? Followed with Pimms and Nibbles in the cloister. Continue reading Hymns & Pimms
Dying with Christ