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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The retreat will explore icons through the centuries.
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Examine a modern psychologist’s interpretation of ‘Spirituality and the Awakening Self.'
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Tour of Ampleforth's Orchard with over 40 varieties of heritage apple trees.
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Images of the Holy Spirit are wind or fire. What might lie behind these images?
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Tour of Ampleforth's Orchard with over 40 varieties of heritage apple trees.
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Lectio divina , the prayerful reading of Scripture, is at the heart of the monastic life.
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Tour of Ampleforth's Orchard with over 40 varieties of heritage apple trees.
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This Retreat will explore the second half of life journey
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St Benedict has much to teach us about life in the 21st Century.