What is the Ampleforth Society?

If you have ever asked yourself this question then read on. If you are an Old Amplefordian, a current or past parent or a regular visitor to Ampleforth, chances are you belong to the Ampleforth Society!  In October 2015, the Ampleforth Society extended its membership to include parents and friends, as well as our ever-growing number of Old Amplefordians.  

Currently, the Ampleforth Society is undergoing something of a transformation. We are greatly increasing levels of activity, which should benefit all members. If you would like to be actively involved in our clubs and events we would encourage you to get in touch and let us know your news.


2018 Ampleforth Society Weekend
2018 Ampleforth Society Weekend 



The Ampleforth Society organises regular reunions, social and sporting events and each year in October the Ampleforth Society Weekend is held at Ampleforth.  Our programme of events take place all throughout the UK and overseas and gives members the opportunity to catch up with old friends and see members of the monastic community.  Wherever possible, we include a dedicated Mass before each event, which is usually celebrated by our Chaplain, Fr Hugh Lewis-Vivas.  The Ampleforth Society Weekend is a great opportunity to re-visit the Valley and share memories with old friends.  


Old Amplefordian Golf Society
Old Amplefordian Golf Day


About the Society

Ampleforth College is intimately linked to the monastic community and a vital function of the Ampleforth Society is to foster and intensify links which exist between its members and the Community.  Below is an extract from the Society’s constitution:

The objectives of the Ampleforth Society are to promote the Catholic faith and to advance education by:

Fostering relations between members and other persons associated with Ampleforth Abbey and Ampleforth College.

Engaging in activities which support the Abbey and College and advance the education of the pupils attending the College.

The Ampleforth Society was established on 14 July 1875 and is registered under the Charities Act 1960 registration number 529626.  A large proportion of the Society’s income is spent on providing bursaries.


If you are unsure whether you are already a member of the Ampleforth Society, or wish to join, please email societymail@ampleforth.org.uk.

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