Abbey Church Grade I Listing

Friday 1st April 2016

We are pleased to announce that Ampleforth Abbey has been granted Grade I listing status following an upgrade by Historic England.  Grade I buildings are of 'exceptional architectural and historical interest' and only 2.5% of listed buildings in England are Grade I.


Our peaceful Abbey Church acts as a landmark in an area of outstanding natural beauty.  It has welcomed thousands of visitors from across the world and is the spiritual heart of our community.  We are delighted it has been recognised for its architectural as well as spiritual importance and hope this will encourage many more to come and see for themselves.


School of the Catholic Elite

5th November 2015

This summer Ampleforth Abbey was featured in El Correo, part of the Vocento series newspapers. The El Correo is the leading daily newspaper in Bilbao and the Basque Country.

Lay Community from Chile to help at Ampleforth College

28th August 2015

The monastic Community at Ampleforth Abbey is delighted to announce that a small group of members of the Manquehue Apostolic Movement will be settling as a community on the Ampleforth campus in early January 2016 to devote themselves to a two-year period of service in the schools, rather than the one-term visits that have been taking place since 2004.

A New Look for the Old Gym

11th August 2015

We are delighted to announce work has started on our new performing arts studio. The Old Gym will take on a new lease of life as a dance studio and concert hall. The expected completion date is Spring 2016

Harrogate Festival Chorus Returns to Ampleforth

3rd August 2015

By kind permission of Fr Abbot, Ampleforth Abbey will welcome the return of Harrogate Festival Chorus on Thursday, 27th August 2015.  This year's concert will feature Paul Carr’s major recent composition ‘Seven Last Words from the Cross’.

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