05 January 2022, The Tablet

Downside: the UK Church's biggest single heritage challenge


Downside: the UK Church's biggest single heritage challenge

An aerial view of Downside Abbey and Downside School
Alamy/Cambridge Aerial Photography

 

To some they are defeated old men running away from their problems. To others, they are a spirited bunch making a bold, possibly prophetic move. The Downside monks’ decision to begin a new life in Devon is dividing opinion.

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