Story and background of the present project

Benedictine Institute

Our Story

Story and background of today’s Ealing Abbey community project –

In 1902, 112 years ago, the monks at Ealing inaugurated St Benedict’s School.
Their generous gift of enthusiasm and service was rewarded by a steady growth in school numbers, greater financial independence of the monastic community, Ealing priory’s independence from Downside Abbey in 1948, its erection as an Abbey in 1955 by Pope Pius XII and the arrival of a large group of fresh vocations joining the monastery after the Second World War.

The school has continued to prosper and grow until in 2012 the conventual chapter of Ealing Abbey gave St Benedict’s School its own organisation and administrative systems. Since Summer 2012 the monastic community has spent more than a year in regular meetings and discussion. In 2013 the monks have decided to continue these discussions for a further year with the intention that they be able to generate new life. This new life and an expression of their life together will give glory to God and serve the human family in concrete ways.

Today the monks of Ealing intend to offer a service to the church and world that is an expression of their monastic life together.

respect for all – trust for more – love for ever

We hope to offer programmes of  study: we need faculty and accreditation
We hope to offer residential experience: we need finance and supervision

© Ealing Abbey, copyright 2 February 2014