We were blessed to receive Fr Dionysius from the Church in Preston along with two young men for a few days. Fr Dionysius served the Holy Liturgy while Fr Philip was away.
Fr Tikhon (a Russian priest studying in Oxford), Mother Seraphima (from the Holy Monastery of St John the Baptist, Essex) and Joanna from Oxford joined us for a weekend at the monastery. Fr Tikhon served the Divine Liturgy in our chapel and Mother Seraphima inspired all of us by recounting some of the life of Fr Sophrony.
A selection of photos taken during the Great Lent fast in 2019.
The belfry needed to be moved and repaired so here goes!
Some of our resident wildlife.
Our brotherhood was happy to celebrate Fr. Philip’s birthday on 24th January this year. We were joined by a few guests and had plenty of time to wish our father many happy years.
Sister Theovouli from Chrissopigi monastery in Crete and Veronica from the Orthodox Parish of the Holy Fathers in Shrewsbury visited the monastery on a very icy and snowy morning.
We are well out in the countryside here, so we get lots of wildlife. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). A short walk down to the pond in the snow showed that we are not alone. Muntjac, fox, hare, squirrel and pheasant tracks crossing our paths.
One of our Patronal Feasts – St Antony’s day crept up on us this year! Photos from the day, some of the icons we have of the Saint and the monastery that day.
Fr Philip takes a walk around St Caedman’s Wood and Habberley Brook (inside the monastery grounds).
Photos from the Great Blessing of the Waters during Theophany 2019. Fr Philip blesses the pond and Habberley Brook in our woodland.
Fr Philip, Br Deiniol and our visitor Steven enjoy a walk up to the Stiperstones – a series of natural rock formations at the top of the Monastery hill. Photos included.
A wonderful Christmas was had by all at the monastery. We were lucky to spend it with some amazing visitors. Happy Feast! Photos included.
Photos from the activity week we hosted in October. Thanks to everybody for their invaluable help and support.
Reader Daniel and Alex visit from the local Shrewsbury parish. They helped us take down the old dove house which was used to cover the storage area to the side of the main house which was being covered in rain.
A few pictures from inside the chapel after the surrounding exteriors had been cleaned.
Fr. Philip takes a walk around the monastery grounds. Features some of the latest work done to the monastery ‘lean-to’ storage area.
Fr Paulinus – parish priest of All Saints of Lincolnshire, visits the Monastery and celebrates the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom.