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As autumn looms

Douai Abbey: The Monastery of St Edmund, King & Martyr
Published by HSK in News · 18 September 2018
» As some portents of autumn began to manifest themselves, some traditional pre-winter tasks are being done. Several of the community have been picking fruit, much of which is already being made into jam by Fr Gervase, and Fr Gabriel has bottled a new batch of honey. Some maintenance work is also being done avant le deluge, including the sacristy block and Lady Chapel roofs, and in a couple of weeks, the bank at the edge of the roadway near the Cottages.

» Over the last 24 hours the superiors of most of the EBC monasteries have been at Douai for their annual conference. Last night the community shared a cheerily festive supper with them.

» Since the last update, the monks serving the abbey parish have been ecumenical in their activities, Fr Benjamin attending the induction of the new vicar of Woolhampton on 6 September, and Fr Peter the farewell for the vicar of Theale.

» Happily, a postulant is settling into the community at present, preparing to be clothed as a novice. Please keep Br Paul in your prayers.

- 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

Visitor Enquiries: 0118 9715 399

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