Ampleforth Visitors

21 June 2018

The Monastery Move

On Friday 27th October, the Monastic Community of Ampleforth Abbey will begin moving out of the monastery to Bolton House, where they will reside for the next 18 months whilst their home is fully refurbished for the first time in almost 100 years. The move will take place over one full week and will see increased traffic on site; we apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused and ask you to keep the community in your thoughts and prayers as they embark on this new chapter in their lives.

Whilst resident in Bolton House, the monastic community will pray the Divine Office together in their dedicated Chapel, but will travel to the Abbey Church each day to celebrate Mass and Little Hour. Our online live streaming service will still be available and visitors to Ampleforth Abbey will be able to listen to each service, which will be broadcast straight into the Abbey Church – we ask you to please bear with us in the early days as we address any technical difficulties. Whilst the monks may not be there in person for every service, they will be with you all in thought and prayer and, to quote our Master of Ceremonies, Fr Kieran, they will “continue to make Ampleforth a home for those many people who come here looking for guidance and hope.”

Thank you for your patience.