St. Gregory the Great | Downside Abbey
Stratton-on-the-Fosse, England



Foundation : 1606 in Douai in Flanders (Belgium) for English monks of the Congreg. of Valladolid (Spain) to carry out the mission among Catholics in England after the persecution of the s. XVI and transferred to Downside in 1814.
Church and monastery : since 1870
Abbey : since 1899


Congregation : English
Abbot : Fr. Nicholas Wetz
Monks : 13


Hospitality; Education; Parishes; Exercises; Library service; Study of Philosophy and Theology

Residents of the Collegio

David Foster

Professor of philosophy, Greek and Latin, Choir master, Junior master
Faculty of Philosophy
Pontifical Athenaeum Sant’Anselmo

John George

Monastic Studies
Faculty of Theology
Pontifical Athenaeum Sant’Anselmo

Interior video of Downside Abbey Church

From the YouTube channel Downside Abbey

Photos used with the permission of Dom Anselm Brumwell