15th December, 2020

Christmas 2020

Ampleforth Abbey

CHRISTMAS 2020 AT AMPLEFORTH

COME JOIN US

“The people that walked in darkness
has seen a great light;
on those who live in a land of deep shadow
a light has shone.”
(Isaiah 9:1)

Dear Friends,

You are very warmly invited to join us online for our celebrations over the Christmas season.

THE MONASTIC LITURGIES

All our liturgies are live-streamed and Masses are filmed and available on YouTube.

A booklet will be available to follow the prayers.

Please see the end of this message for the Christmas liturgy timetable which will be updated regularly. 

You can access live-streaming by clicking herePlease note, this will open a new browser that you need to accept to load the audio streaming service.

You can access filmed liturgies by clicking here.

HOME PRAYERS

A simple morning prayer concluding with a reflection, led by various members of the community, is live streamed each day at 10am. It is led by different members of the community.

You can access live-streaming by clicking herePlease note, this will open a new browser that you need to accept to load the audio streaming service.

PRE-CHRISTMAS RETREAT 

Starting on the last Sunday of Advent each day at 11am there will be a retreat talk given by a different member of the community. They last about 15-20 minutes and are available live on YouTube and can also be accessed later. You can access the talks by clicking here.  The speakers and themes are as follows: 

20 December     Fr Chad                    “Light in the darkness.”
21 December     Fr Christopher          “Visitation”
22 December     Fr Cedd                    “An eternal offering”
23 December     Fr Henry                   “The Gospel Infancy Stories”
24 December     Fr Kevin                   “A new beginning” 

TIMETABLE FOR CHRISTMAS LITURGIES

(L = Live-streamed, F = Filmed)

CHRISTMAS EVE

6.00am                 Matins (L)
7.30am                 Lauds (L)
8.45am                 Conventual Mass (F)
12:00pm               Little Hour (L)
6.00pm                 Solemn First Vespers (L)
8.30pm                 Vigils (L)
10.15pm               Solemn Christmas Night Mass (F)

CHRISTMAS DAY

8.00am                 Lauds (L)
10.00am               Solemn Christmas Day Mass (F)
11.15am                Public Mass - limited spaces available, please contact massbook@ampleforth.org.uk
                             or 01439 766815 to book your place.

1.00pm                 Little Hour (L)
4.30pm                 Solemn Second Vespers (L)
7.30pm                 Compline (L)

ST STEPHEN’S DAY

7.00am                 Matins (L)
8.30am                 Lauds (L)
9.45am                 Conventual Mass (F)
11.15am                Public Mass - limited spaces available, please contact massbook@ampleforth.org.uk
                             or 01439 766815 to book your place.

1.00pm                 Little Hour (L)
6.00pm                 Vespers (L)
8.15pm                 Compline (L)

DONATIONS

Friends of Ampleforth have been incredibly generous in supporting various projects over the years and we hope this support will continue. If you wish to make a contribution to our current Abbey Roof Appeal, please click here. Thank you for your continued support.