Weldon Press - Douai Abbey: The Monastery of St Edmund, King & Martyr

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Weldon Press

What we do
Under the imprint of Weldon Press, Douai Abbey publishes small works of a general monastic or historical interest. The press is named after a monk of our community Dom Benet Weldon (1674-1713), from our days in Paris. He had been annalist of the early years of the English Benedictine Congregation, as well as compiling an important catalogue of books in our library in Paris. Sadly only some of these books made it through to Woolhampton. He was a man of conflicted personality who met an untimely death before he had reached 40 years of age, by asphyxiation by fumes from the fire in his cell.
The community's annual, The Douai Magazine, is now published under the Weldon imprint. Other works include the guide to the library at Douai Abbey, the catalogue of the Wintour Vestments exhibition held at Douai a few years ago, and the print edition of Weldon's own library catalogue. Two books by Fr Hugh have been publsihed by the Canadian Arouca Press, in association with Weldon Press.
Other works are envisaged over the next few years. Please email if you would like further information.

Arouca Press in association with Weldon Press —>
- in the abbey church -
0620 - Matins & Lauds (English)
0745 - Weekday Conventual Mass
[1030 - Sunday Conventual Mass]
1250 - Midday Office (English)
1800 - Vespers (Latin, Gregorian Chant)
2000 - Compline* (English)
*No public Compline on Sundays
Douai Abbey
Upper Woolhampton
Reading, Berkshire
RG7 5TQ, United Kingdom

Visitor Enquiries: 0118 9715 399
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