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Douai Abbey: The Monastery of St Edmund, King & Martyr
Published in News · 12 April 2022
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» News from the abbot:

On 16 March Abbot Geoffrey was the principal ceebrant at the funeral at Belmont Abbey (picture below) of Sr Catherine Wybourne OSB, formerly of Stanbrook and lately of Howton Grove. She had battled cancer with success for many years. She will be much missed by many.

» On 28 March the abbot celebrated the last Mass of term at Winchester College, and the next day attended the Oulton Trust meeting in person, not via Zoom, for a change. After this he took a few days of holiday.

» Desmond Seward died suddenly on 6 April. He was a parishioner, Old Amplefordian, Knght of Malta, and prolific author. His funeral will be at Douai Abbey at 11.30 on 27 April.

» Returned from his short break, Fr Abbot attended the ceremony at Reading Crown Court on 8 April to mark the end of Willie Hartley-Russell’s term as high sheriff, which was followed by lunch in Reading Town Hall.

» As a sign of our gradual moving beyond Covid, the Palm Sunday procession was revived this year, beginning this year in the library cloister.

- 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)
*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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