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Douai Abbey: The Monastery of St Edmund, King & Martyr
Published by HSK in News · 26 October 2017
» 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 breaks away but a nasty cold is still taking a toll on the resident community.

- All services are in the abbey church -
0620 - Matins & Lauds (English)
0745 - Weekday Conventual Mass
(1100 - Sunday Conventual Mass)
1250 - Midday Office (English)
1800 - Vespers (Latin Gregorian Chanrt)
2000 - Compline (English, Weds in Latin)
-No public Compline on Sundays/Holy Days-
Douai Abbey
Upper Woolhampton
Reading, Berkshire
RG7 5TQ, United Kingdom

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