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Welcome to Downside Abbey

If you have visited the Abbey recently, you may have noticed a new sign near the Southgate Arch which says, ‘The Community of St Gregory the Great’. This is the new name for the monks of Downside Abbey who will have recently moved from their home in Somerset to live in the Abbey’s Southgate building.

Whilst the new monks from Downside Abbey won’t officially be joining our monastery and will remain a separate community in their own right, we look forward to them joining us for services in the Abbey Church and meals in the monastery. Please do feel free to say hello on your next visit to help them feel very welcome in their new home.