» On 30 October a group of twenty EBC monks and nuns came to participate in a leadership course led by Carol Vanstone. They were joined by Archabbot Jeremias Schroder of the German St Ottilien Benedictine Congregation and six of his monks.
» Two groups, from the Friends of Reading Abbey and from Reading Museum, were taken on guided tours of the monastery library on 29 and 31 October.
» The arrival of cold and truly autumnal weather has seen the resident community resume the wearing of cowls in the abbey church for the offices and Mass from 31 October.
» On All Souls, the abbot blessed the monastic graves in torrential rain and heavy wind.