Benedictine Institute Advisory Board

Established 26 February 2020,
approved by Abbot Dominic Taylor, OSB, MA
Working within the structure:
Abbot Dominic Taylor, OSB, MA (superior)
Director: Dom James Leachman, SLD (Ealing Abbey)
Associate Director: Dom Peter Burns, STD, MA (Ealing Abbey)

Advisory Board
Ms Lala Birchak (Surrey)
Dom James Leachman, SLD (Ealing Abbey)
Mrs Léa Misan, LLB (Hertfordshire)
Abbot Martin Shipperlee (Ealing Abbey)
Rev. Paul Teece (Archdiocese of Southwark)

Purpose of the BI Advisory board
To monitor activities, including safeguarding
To encourage new initiatives
To advise the abbot and monastic community

Aims: of BI 
1. To be a bridge of communication between the monastery and the Benedictine tradition on the one hand and the eternal values lived in society by people of faith or no religious faith on the other.
Objectives: of BI
1. To deliver educational and formation courses, events, meetings that communicate Benedictine values: listening (obedience), hospitality (openness), shared journey (‘field effect’, networking), shared worship (marking steps together).
Goals: of BI
1. Develop existing strands of learning in Liturgy Institute, St Bede Library, Ealing Abbey Arts: (ikons, pottery and chant), Centre for Leadership Research and Practice, and London Spring
2. Develop new strands of learning:

BI Mission statement: “To be a bridge between the monastery and the modern world”. Tag line, “Making the World a Better Place”
contact: Clare Cogswell, registrar

created: JL 27 February 2020