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» On Friday last week Fr Abbot was part of the public meeting St James' church, Reading, of the Hidden Abbey Stones Project. The project seeks to raise awareness of, and recover, the many building stones from the now-ruined Reading Abbey which are believed to have made their way to other parts of the town in the centuries since the monastery was dissolved by Henry VIII in 1538.

» Last weekend, at short notice, Fr Hugh was in Jersey to supply in the parish at St Helier.

» On Tuesday Fr Abbot travelled to see the brethren in Ormskirk. Today he is returning via Stratford for a meeting of the Douai Abbey Parishes' Trust, which Fr Peter and Br Simon are also attending along with other monks from Douai parishes.

» This week Bishop Peter Doyle of Northampton and two dozen of his clergy are making their annual retreat at Douai.

» Some brethren have recently returned from beaks away but a nasty cold is still taking a toll on the resident community.




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