Ampleforth Abbey - A Thriving Benedictine Community
Visiting Ampleforth Abbey
Whether you are looking for a tour of the Abbey, beautiful walks or simply time to reflect, you are assured of a warm welcome. Visitors are invited to spend the day at Ampleforth and enjoy the facilities that we offer including a tea room with a fantastic selection of food and beverages, the Abbey gift shop which stocks everything from keyrings to our own cider and our state-of-the-art Visitor centre, providing a comprehensive insight into the history of Ampleforth.
Admission to the Abbey and Grounds is free but we do welcome donations to support the work of the Abbey and the Benedictine Community.
Sunday 8th December at 7:30pm
Ampleforth Abbey welcomes you to attend a festive concert. Messiah by GF Handel will be performed by The Schola Cantorum & Schola Puellarum of Ampleforth Abbey and Schola Sancti Martini. The orchestra will be led by Dara de Cogan and conducted by Ian Little.
Messiah was composed in 1741 by George Frideric Handel, with a scriptural text compiled by Charles Jennens from the King James Bible, and from the Psalms included within the Book of Common Prayer.
Although its structure resembles that of opera, it is not in dramatic form. Instead, Jennens text is an extended reflection on Jesus Christ as Messiah. The text begins in Part I with prophecies by Isaiah and others, and moves to the annunciation to the shepherds, the only "scene" taken from the Gospels. In Part II, Handel concentrates on the Passion and ends with the "Hallelujah" chorus. In Part III he covers the resurrection of the dead and Christ's glorification in Heaven.
Tickets are priced at £10 and can be booked through Claire Evans:
Christmas at Ampleforth Abbey
Everyone is welcome to join the Community over the Christmas period. Details of services can be found here: Christmas Service Times
Ampleforth Abbey Tea Room Christmas Opening Times
Details of the Tea Room opening times can be found here: Christmas Hours
Recipes using Ampleforth Monastic Produce
Sarah Smith from The Garden Deli has very kindly written two recipes using Ampleforth Abbey Beer. To view her recipes please click here. We would love to hear your thoughts on our recipes and see photos of your creations so please do post them onto our Twitter or Facebook page.
Ampleforth Abbey on TripAdvisor.co.uk
If you have recently visited Ampleforth Abbey we would love to hear your feedback and would be grateful if you could take the time to help populate our page on tripadvisor.co.uk. We can be found here: Ampleforth Abbey