We present a short clip from the Mass for St Benedict’s Day, 21 III 2015, during which br Stanislaus made his first profession of vows. A full recording of the Mass will be available on our YouTube channel soon.
We are pleased to announce the dates of our traditional summer organ recital series. The Cavaillé-Coll at Farnborough is a magnificent instrument, and there are some fine musicians coming this summer to help you appreciate the fact! Recitals start at 3pm, and are on the first Sunday of the month. There is no charge, simply a retiring collection.
Christmas was celebrated with the usual splendour at the Abbey this year. The ceremonies went very well and the music was lovely. We were pleased to have a truly large attendance at the Midnight Mass.
On the 1st of January, Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God and Octave Day of Christmas we enjoyed a company of monks form Chilworth Abbey, which belongs to our Congregation and Province. We had a great day together and enjoyed a lovely luncheon cooked by our Brother Michael.
The Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary are a community of sisters living under the Rule of St Benedict. They settled in Birmingham after their reception into Full Communion with the Catholic Church last year. Fr Abbot recently celebrated Mass for the nuns and gave them a little talk about the Benedictine Confederation, its origins and structure as well as explaining to them the history and current state of our own Congregation. The Sisters are within the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.