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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October is a dramatic reminder of the changing seasons. The year's cycle of summer, autumn, winter,
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Tour of Ampleforth's Orchard with over 40 varieties of heritage apple trees.
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Fr Ambrose explores what it means not only to be destined for glory, but to be sources of God's
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Tour of Ampleforth's Orchard with over 40 varieties of heritage apple trees.
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Saint Benedict offers a way of living that allows Christ’s life to sinkdeep roots into our lives.
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Clichés are terms or phrases that, upon their inception, were striking and thought-provoking.
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“Be who God created you to be and you will set the world on fire.”
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Jesus’ invitation to his first disciples was very simple: “Come and See.” (John 1:39)
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Advent is a time both of remembering the coming of the Lord.