"This Exhortation is especially timely in this Jubilee Year of Mercy. First, because it represents an invitation to Christian families to value the gifts of marriage and family, and to persevere in a love strengthened by the virtues of generosity, commitment, fidelity and patience. Second, because it seeks to encourage everyone to be a sign of mercy and closeness wherever family life remains imperfect or lacks peace and joy." (AL,5)
There will be no Abbey Tour on Thursday 14th December. Christmas Opening: The Abbey Shop will be closed this Friday afternoon 15th December from 12.45pm onwards. We remain open as usual after that until
we close for the Christmas holidays at 4pm on Saturday 23rd December, re-opening on Monday 8th January 2018.
May we wish all our customers a Happy & Peaceful Christmas and New Year and thank you for your support throughout the year.