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Advent & Christmas Services

Douai Abbey: The Monastery of St Edmund, King & Martyr
11 December 2021
  • Sunday, 12 December at 3.30 pm: The return of our customary service of Music and Reflections for Advent; with music from the Douai Abbey Singers, and reflections by some of the monks. This music will include works by Elgar, Warlock, Martin, Fernandez, Beamish, Rees and Bednall.
  • No tickets are required; there will be a retiring collection.

  • There will be two monastic community Masses in the abbey church: Christmas Eve at 9 pm, and Christmas Day at 11am.
  • Bookings will be required for both of the abbey church Masses. To book, please click here to book by email, including your name, numbers attending and a contact telephone number.
  • Bookings for both Masses will open on Monday, 13 December and will close on Thursday, 23 December. Once the list is closed, please do not try to contact the monastery to plead your case for an exception.

For parish Masses (St Mary's Woolhampton, St Luke's Theale & St Bernadette's Pangbourne), please see the Parish website.

- All services are in the abbey church -
0620 - Matins & Lauds (English)
0745 - Weekday Conventual Mass
[1100 - Sunday Conventual Mass]
1250 - Midday Office (English)
1800 - Vespers (Latin, Gregorian Chanrt)
2000 - Compline (English)
*No public Compline on Sundays/Holy Days
Douai Abbey
Upper Woolhampton
Reading, Berkshire
RG7 5TQ, United Kingdom

Visitor Enquiries: 0118 9715 399

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