Ampleforth Abbey

23 May 2017


Echoes of the Word

Reflections on the readings, feasts and seasons of the Church's year from the monastic community.


Welcome to our website

Whether you are looking for information or inspiration we hope your visit proves worthwhile today.

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Our Community

Here you will find information on St Benedict and his Rule, on our Patron Saints, and also a short history of the community. We explain what a vocation is, what the monastic vows mean, and what an Oblate is. You can also find reflections by the brethren on the Rule of St Benedict.

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Our Work

We work in education and on parishes, as well as providing hospitality and retreats to our many visitors and guests. We have orchards and a shop and serve each other in many other ways. We also have a monastery in Zimbabwe.

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Our Prayer

Monks pray the Divine Office together, but also use the Scriptures in an ancient, prayerful way called Lectio Divina. Here you can also find copies of homilies and other information about how monks pray.

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Ampleforth Diary

News from the Monastic Community, Old Amplefordians, SMA and the College. Click the link to view the PDF of the latest edition.

Live streaming of services

You can now listen to the Offices of Lauds (Weekdays 7.15am, Sundays 8am), Vespers (Weekdays 6pm, Sundays 6.20pm) and Compline (Daily 8.15pm) live from the Abbey Church by clicking on the link below:

To listen live please click here.