Chesterton said, “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.”


Following last month's very successful recollection, which took the shape of a pilgrimage to the newly-erected shrine at Pugin's abbey church of Saint Augustine at Ramsgate, on their patronal feast, the next day of Recollection will take place at Dorchester-on-Thames, courtesy of our friend and chaplain Fr John Osman.

The date will be Saturday 7th July.  The Patronal Feast of the Grand Priory, Blessed Adrian Fortescue, which normally falls on the following day, being a Sunday, will be anticipated.

The recollections will be given by the Chaplain to the Grand Priory, Monsignor Antony Conlon. Those wishing to attend should inform as usual. As always this is open to all members of the Order in Britain, Companions and guests. For those driving down by car, the postcode for the Church and Presbytery is OX10 7JR.


10.00am           Arrival and coffee

10.30am           Lauds

11.00 am          First Recollection

12 noon            Anticipated Mass of Blessed Adrian Fortescue M, Patron of the Grand Priory

2.30pm             Second Recollection

300pm              Vespers, Holy Hour and Benediction

4.15pm             Tea

An opportunity to visit the remains of the mediaeval Abbey will be available after the formal programme of the day.