Downside Abbey

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from the Downside Community.

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10 March, 2021

The Downside Community have decided to go ahead with the celebration of the Abbatial Blessing of the Right Rev Dom Nicholas Wetz, to take place as a fairly ‘private affair’ in Downside Abbey on Saturday March 13th (further news to follow). 

Please pray for Fr Nicholas, who was elected Abbot of Downside last August and who is leading our community through such a difficult time. 

Our prayers are also for the world in which we live and we are so grateful for all the support we are receiving.  Following last summer’s ‘News from Downside’ (below), a great many responses were communicated to members of the monastic community, including (for example) the following extracts from three different writers:

“St Benedict started his monasteries not for saints but for ordinary people with the faults most of us have, and his principles apply to everybody.”

“Can we not learn from our mistakes and proceed humbly towards a better future?”

“St Benedict’s awareness that love of possessions destroys the soul was never more needed than now.”


Newsletter; Summer 2020


Downside News 2020


Current Prayer Requests

These are published on the following pages.  Click on the blue link below, to view each group of requests for Parish Prayer Requests for:-

And for Deceased Parishioners:-

 Plus we have received suggestions for Prayers for:-