more pics of skippy



Skippy, the Abbey’s standard poodle is in the wars again being quite poorly. It’s his back ………. the following link provides info on what is wrong for him ………..

……….. but unless an X-ray takes place with possible no results then Steroids may be the way forward but not a long term solution.

We need to pray not only to St. Francis but did you know that St. Ambrose and St. Cornelius are patrons of Domestic animals ??? Also, that St. Roch is patron of Dogs ????


EBC election

During our stay at Worth Abbey which started last week, and finished yesterday, the General Chapter of the English Benedictine Congregation elected a new Abbot President – Abbot Christopher Jamison, Worth Abbey. I am sure you will join me in congratulations to him and join in prayer!

young catholic adults ………..

Young Catholic Adult Weekend @ Douai Abbey 28st -30th Oct 2016

Are you 18-40, do you want to deepen your knowledge of the Catholic faith, learn its devotions and meet like minded people? Young Catholic Adults are organising a weekend at Douai Abbey in Berkshire) led by Fr. Thomas Crean O.P. You’ll be able to hear catechetical talks, learn how to sing Gregorian Chant, say the Rosary, socialise and have fun. Book soon as places are limited!

To book goto For updates goto:- For more details goto:- Prices start from £12.

congratulations ……….

Silver Jubilee Mass

Congratulations go to Mother Abbess on her Silver Jubilee!

Mother Davina was clothed in the Benedictine habit on July 11th 1992, receiving her Baptismal name and was known from then on as Sr. Davina.

On July 11th this year the Benedictine community celebrated this great occasion in the ‘Colwich style’ and Mother was supported greatly by the big gathering of friends, both from other Benedictine houses in the EBC and oblates and from the many friends who attend mass and have contact with the community.
A truly Blessed day and many graces………….

Ad Multos Annos!

great saturday

Hello everyone !

What wonderful weather it is – are you hot? Well we are, black doesn’t do heat very good does it!

Anyhow, we had a great day yesterday, a first for Colwich. We had a table top sale and it seemed to have done well and gone down good with the villagers who came over to us. Homemade products inc, jams, cakes on the edible side and crafts inc, cards, candles, needlework all done by the nuns. There were various other items too and guided short tours of the Abbey Church plus a tea / coffee & cakes if wanted …… some hinted that there should have been an ice-cream van —- wouldn’t that just be the ticket at this time of year! Sounds good to me.

I was asked if we would do it again next year, but I said it was a one off, but we’ll see~!

In the garden too there are strawberries, yum, yum

Duckkies – 2nd day

It was a lovely sight to see first thing this morning – on the pond were mummy & daddy duck with the full set of 8 little ducklings.

What happened next? Nobody knows! At 8am they were there and sometime between 8 and 11am she was frantic. There was no sight of any of the little ones, then just after 1pm she found 4 of them. It seems like 4 are no more, in this cold snap wherever they may be it is unlikely they will survive the night now if they are still alive!
It needs a miracle………….these remaining 4 with her on the nest MUST survive !