Benedictine Bath

The poster gives a good idea of what is happening . Click on image to enlarge.

The poster gives a good idea of what is happening . Click on image to enlarge.

The Monastic Community at Downside Abbey have organised a week of special events to celebrate a thousand years of Benedictine links with Bath. It will be held at different locations around the city from July the 6th to the 10th.

Click on the poster alongside for more information or use the email addresses mentioned below.

As part of the project a small team at St John’s Hospital is producing a display, illustrating the Charity’s historical connections with the Catholic Church. The charity has been helping disadvantaged people since 1174!

Prior Administrator Leo Maidlaw-Davies, will open the event on Monday 6th July, firstly with a blessing at Bath Abbey, before Chaplain John Goodden welcomes him and others from Downside to the Chapel of St Michael’s Within.

Special walking tours will be organised by the Mayor’s Guides, taking in seven venues along the route, all of which have a connection with the project.

Anyone interested in “Benedictine Bath” should contact Steve Parsons at Downside Abbey on 01761 235 323 or email SParsons@downside.co.uk
or Susie Champion at St John’s on 01225 486422, alternatively by email on susie.champion@stjohnsbath.org.uk