Burnham Abbey

The Society of the Precious Blood

an Anglican Contemplative Community

 

Anniversary

2016 saw the 750th Anniversary of the signing of the Foundation Charter of Burnham Abbey (see photograph above) and the 100th Anniversary of the first Eucharist being celebrated here following the arrival of the Sisters of the Society of the Precious Blood. 

A brief pictorial overview of the Anniversary Celebrations may be viewed here. For further details, please see below.

April 2016

The Order of Service from the celebration held on 18 April 2016, may be viewed here

The Homily preached by The Revd Prebendary Bill Scott may be read here

Photographs from the celebration day may be viewed here

June 2016

On 28 June 2016 a service was held at the church of St Thomas of Canterbury, Goring-on-Thames to celebrate six nuns who set out from Goring to begin the Religious Life at Burnham Abbey. The Order of Service may be viewed here and the sermon, preached by the Revd Mieke Gaynor, Companion SPB, may be viewed here.

The Pilgrims set off from Goring-on-Thames

A pilgrimage walk to Burnham Abbey followed, the pilgrims completing part of the journey each day of that week, arriving at the Abbey for the celebration day held on 2 July 2016.

   

The Pilgrims, en route for the Abbey, reach Marlow where they are joined by the Sisters

July 2016

The Order of Service from the celebration day held at Burnham Abbey on 2 July 2016 may be viewed here.

The Homily preached by The Very Revd Richard Giles may be read here.

Photographs from the celebration day on 2 July 2016 may be viewed here