In Memory of Father John Moakler OCSO 1927-2020

Fr John was our well beloved chaplain from 2001 – 2015, when following a fall with severe injuries and complications, he returned to his community Mount St Bernard Abbey in Leicestershire ......

A few weeks ago Fr John seemed not so well and stayed in bed. On Tuesday 7th April the community gathered for the prayers of the dying and at 6am Wednesday 8th April he died in his sleep. May he rest in peace, join the heavenly throng and the Lord he loved and served.

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Plants for Sale

On the barrow at the gate, we have plants of Tomato, Cucumber, French Bean, Cabbage, Leek, Courgette and etc for sale.

Please come and choose while stocks last.

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Sr Jean Celebrates her 80th Birthday

In November Sr Jean celebrated her 80th birthday with Mass, many cards and gifts. A festive lunch with the menu chosen by Sr Jean and cake made by Sr Usia. It was a lovely celebration. Ad Multos Annos!

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Sr Elizabeth Celebrates her 90th Birthday

On 9th October we celebrated Sr Elizabeth's 90th Birthday, it was a beautiful day. Mass for Sr Elizabeth was followed by birthday greetings and gifts in the Chapter Room. Sr Elizabeth's good friend Barbara from Germany came especially. The lunch menu was requested by Elizabeth and enjoyed by all.

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Sr Elsie's Temporary profession

On the Solemnity of St Peter & Paul Sr Elsie made her Temporary Profession. It was a grace-filled ceremony and a lovely day of celebration. Sr Elsie had initially emailed us from Hong Kong thus beginning a nine months dialogue. Then in 2014 Elsie came for a two month live-in and finally entered on 15th May 2015. A huge journey from a busy life in Hong Kong to a Cistercian community in Wales for which we give thanks. Sr Elsie now joins Sr Usia in the Juniorate.

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