Events at Ampleforth Abbey

We host a variety of events ranging from one day or week-long religious retreats, to orchard tours and cider tasting.  Please click here to view the 2019 Pastoral Programme.

Retreats

Our retreats schedule, also known as the Pastoral Programme, offers various opportunities to deepen your spiritual life, to grow in love and receptivity, and to develop as human beings, fully alive. To view our retreat accommodation please click here. 

Tours

A tour of Ampleforth's historic orchards, with over 40 varieties of apples and their stunning blossom, includes a visit to the cider mill to see how our award-winning cider is made, where there is also an opportunity to taste our cider.  Why not make a day of it and join us in the Tea Room for lunch too?

Abbey Church tours take place every Thursday at 2:15pm, click here for more information.  

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These words are part of a Chinese proverb, which could relate seamlessly with Monastic Stability and
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Tour of Ampleforth's Orchard with over 40 varieties of heritage apple trees.
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The Gospel of Luke differs considerably from the other two synoptic gospels, for each of the
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Jesus tells his disciples (and us) “ to have seen me is to have seen the Father .” What might we
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Tour of Ampleforth's Orchard with over 40 varieties of heritage apple trees.
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Tour of Ampleforth's Orchard with over 40 varieties of heritage apple trees.
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Tour of Ampleforth's Orchard with over 40 varieties of heritage apple trees.
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Tai Chi has been described as ‘meditation in movement’. Christian Meditation involves stillness.