retreat times

sunset view

A retreat is a time to get to know GOD more, it is spending precious time with the one we love, the one who created us. It is also a time to get to know who we are as a person.

We have an upcoming 2 day retreat workshop soon for this very reason, called after a line in one of St. Paul’s letters, that to the Ephesians, ‘growing strong in your innermost self’. Should be good !


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!