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Alnmouth Brothers visit Sancta Maria Abbey, Nunraw.

Brothers from Alnmouth Friary set off earlier this morning for a visit to the Cistercian Abbey at Nunraw. The beautiful journey from Alnmouth, over the Scottish Border, to the beautiful county of East Lothian was bathed in sunshine and we arrived at the Abbey in time for Sext. Following Sext we went to the Refectory for a meal which was followed by some time for discussion in the library. Our visit finished with the singing of None after which there was more conversation and a chance to take some pictures.

We are most grateful to Abbot Mark and the Community for a lovely, restful day.






A New Guardian in Alnmouth.

Br John was installed by Br Benedict as Guardian of the Friary at Alnmouth during Evening Prayer on the Feast of St Francis following his election to the office by the Provincial Chapter. Br Jason Robert – whose term as Guardian came to an end recently – will be moving to the Monastery of St Mary at the Cross (Glasshampton) later in October.

Br Benedict and Br John following the service.

Br Benedict and Br John following the service.


Feast of the Stigmata of St Francis

15th September 2012 at Hilfield Friary

We invite you to celebrate this major Franciscan festival with us

– a chance to visit the Friary and meet the brothers and members of the Hilfield Community

12 noon – Sung Eucharist

1pm picnic lunch (bring your own)

2pm – afternoon gathering

4pm – Tea provided by the Friary

4.45pm – Evening Prayer

The preacher at the Eucharist and speaker in the afternoon will be The Revd Charlie Allen, the Salisbury Diocesan Director of Ordinands. Charlie has been a friend and visitor to the Friary for several years and is particularly committed to the nurturing of young vocations.

If you would like to let us know you are coming please email: or phone Sara on 01300 342311(answerphone).