The thoughts of the Ampleforth community are with you all as we face unprecedented life changes during the Coronavirus pandemic.  Please be assured of our regular prayers for you all. 

The Community members themselves remain in good spirits and well so far.  Even for us, as a Community of monks whose stability is in the monastery, we are finding a new way to live, work and pray together now that our external ministries are suspended.  We are much encouraged by those who are sharing Mass and monastic prayer with us via live streaming and wanted to share with you some resources that we hope you find helpful at this unsettling time.  Please see our news feed for reflections and Homilies from the Community.  The Abbey Church is now open for limited public worship - click here to find out more.

A message from Fr Gabriel Everitt OSB, Prior Administrator 

Home Prayers

From Wednesday 1st April, we would like to offer those at home a chance to gather every morning (except Sunday) at 10.00am for a short time of prayer led by a monk, with the words available online to allow those listening to join in.  This will be followed by a brief reflection from the monk.  Please see our Service Times page for a link to our audio live stream.  Most days, an audio recording of the most recent Home Prayers can be found at the bottom of this page.

Home Retreats 

We in the monastic community particularly regret not being able to welcome people to stay here on retreat. We would like to offer to anyone who is interested, a series of simple short “Home Retreats”. We hope they will be of some value to you and are our way of continuing to welcome you here to Ampleforth, wherever you may find yourself. Click here to join.

Love Bade me Welcome Saturday 15th August with Fr Kevin Haydn OSB

Preparing for Lectio Saturday 1st August with Fr Henry Wansbrough OSB

Respect for the Seniors Saturday 25th July with Fr Christopher Gorst OSB

Prayer Saturday 18th July with Fr Richard ffield OSB

Solitude Saturday 11th July with Fr Wulstan Peterburs OSB

The Frailty of the Young Saturday 4th July with Fr Bede Leach OSB

Life as Vocation Saturday 27th June with Fr Kevin Hayden OSB

Forgiveness Saturday 13th June with Fr Richard ffield OSB

Enclosure Saturday 6th June with Fr Christopher Gorst OSB

Lectio Divina Saturday 30th May with Fr Wulstan Peterburs OSB

Preparation for Pentecost Saturday 23rd May with Fr Chad Boulton OSB

Silence Saturday 16th May with Fr Cedd Mannion OSB

Listen and Live Saturday 9th May with Fr Kevin Hayden OSB