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Of Bees & Bores

Douai Abbey: The Monastery of St Edmund, King & Martyr
Published by HSK in News · 22 June 2020
» On 16 June Fr Gabriel, having "tanged" a wild swarm of bees, managed to bring half of it into the Douai family of beehives. "Tanging" is the laying of claim by a beekeeper on a wild swarm, laying dibs on it as it were - a new addition to our vocabulary for many of us.

» Fr Oliver is investigating re-opening a water bore that was closed in 1952. It had been near Fr Wilfrid's old radio mast and had a water tower at one time. If able to be revived, the bore will be used to provide free water for the gardens.

» Two deaths are noted here: Celia Heron, for a long time a parishioner of the monastery parish, recently passed away in Ireland; and Beverley Jamison, mother of the Abbot President, recently died having amassed 110 years of life on this earth. May they rest in peace.

- 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, Weds in Latin)
-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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