St Augustine’s has been granted a Holy Door for the Year of Mercy.
Pope Francis has given bishops permission to grant Holy Doors to places of pilgrimage and devotion in their dioceses. Archbishop Peter has graciously asked St Augustine’s to have a Holy Door for the Year of Mercy.
The Holy Door was opened by Abbot Cuthbert Brogan OSB, of Farnborough Abbey, on 24th January. The service included Vespers sung by the nuns of Minster Abbey and our resident local voluntary chant choir the Schola Augustini. More music was sung by The Victoria Consort.
The service was attended by several hundred people, with many local people coming as well as retreatants from the Divine Retreat Centre across the road.
More photographs are available on our Facebook page here.