Welcome to the Belmont Abbey website.
On behalf of the monks of the Abbey of St Michael and All Angels, Belmont, Hereford, England, I invite you to use and enjoy our website and so get to know more about our life and work as a Benedictine Community, members of the English Benedictine Congregation and part of the Roman Catholic Church.

Belmont is a place of great beauty with a fascinating history, a magnificent church and attractive gardens. Today it is a thriving, hardworking Community following the Rule of St Benedict and committed to sharing its rich spiritual and liturgical life with others, both at Belmont, in our foundation in Peru and in the many parishes and chaplaincies for which we are responsible.

You can discover all this through the website or you can visit us and see for yourselves. I hope that your contact with us will be a real blessing and pray that God, in his infinite goodness and loving mercy, will bless you and your loved ones.

Abbot Paul Stonham


NEWS

Annual Conventual Chapter

On Tuesday and Wednesday, 27th and 28th January, all the solemnly professed monks of Belmont will be meeting for our Annual Conventual Chapter, the equivalent of an AGM, when we review the past year and plan for the future. We ask you for your prayers, that we may discern the will of God and be given the grace to obey it faithfully that in all things God may be glorified.

Radio Broadcast on BBC Wales

On Sunday, 1st February, at 7.30am, you can hear a service led by Abbot Paul and Fr Alex and entitled The Forty Days of Christmas, which centres on the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple and the Purification of Our Lady.  The service also contains Latin and English Chants recorded by the monks at Belmont. The programme will be broadcast on BBC Radio Wales, but will be available for 28 days on the BBC Radio Wales website.

Forthcoming Events

A Concert of Gregorian Chant and Organ Music for Easter
This will take place on Saturday, 11th April, at 7.30pm featuring Stasio Sliwka and the monastic community.


Concert at Belmont Abbey

On Friday, 30th January, at 7.30pm, Hereford Sixth Form Choir Academia Musica will be singing the Mozart Requiem and the Fauré Requiem in the Abbey Church. Admission is by ticket and all are welcome.

Retreats

Retreat Programme for 2015
Please click on the following links for more information or visit our retreat page.
Residential Retreat Programme 2015
Day Retreat Programme 2015

MARK- The Rough-Edged Gospel
Friday 30th January to Sunday 1st February
Led by Dom Brendan Thomas
Mark's Gosple has been called the 'Cinderella' of the Gospels, yet Mark's fast-paced story telling and rough edges give it am almost journalistic immediacy. Mark gives us compelling drama: the story of salvation unfolding in human weakness. We explore this, oldest and perhaps most intriguing of the Gospels.
For more information click here.

Come Over and Help Us
Saturday 7th February
10.00 - 4.00

Led by Abbot Paul Stonham
The letters of Paul to the Thessalonians provide us with an insight into the trials and tribulations, as well as the joys and deep faith of a fledgling Christian community that Paul had a fond and enduring relationship with. In this day retreat Abbot Paul will explore some of their themes.
For more information click here.