September, 2019

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fri13sep(sep 13)10:00 AMsat14(sep 14)4:00 PMBelmont Abbey Heritage Days10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (14) Belmont Abbey, Ruckhall Lane, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR2 9RZ, UK INFO:RECURRING EVENT

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Belmont Abbey Heritage Days

Guided tours of the EWN Pugin-designed Abbey including access to the sacristies & other behind-the-scenes parts of the Abbey church. The Abbey, founded in 1859, is home to a community of Benedictine monks, who attend the Abbey church five times a day.

Visitors are welcome throughout the day but those who visit at 12.45 will be able to join the monks in Midday Prayer. Tours, led by monks or lay volunteers, will start regularly throughout the day but without specific start times, just dependent on demand.

Parking is easy, with disabled bays in close proximity. Refreshments, from coffee to full three course meals, are available in the adjacent monastic guesthouse, Hedley Lodge.

The Abbey was the grateful recipient of an HLF grant 10 years ago which has enabled its history, and the wider history of the Catholic church in the Welsh marches and into Wales itself, especially since emancipation 1n 1829, to be more readily accessible to a wider public.

Architecturally, the building is of significant interest and has examples of outstanding Victorian stained glass and fine statues.

Specially for Heritage Open Days, the monks provide behind the scenes access to the sacristies, normally not open to the public.

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13 (Friday) 10:00 AM - 14 (Saturday) 4:00 PM

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Belmont Abbey

Ruckhall Lane, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR2 9RZ, UK

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