The Abbott of Worth Abbey


A good thing about visiting the Benedictines is that they are obliged to look after you; it's the rules. Abbot Jamison, or Fr Christopher, seems to enjoy this particular duty. Fr Christopher is an Australian, born in Melbourne in 1951. His family moved to England when he was just an infant. He says his decision to enter religious life was partly influenced by "a very intelligent Catholic community at Oxford". Fr Christopher regards this particular group as part of "a spiritual renewal" that sprang from Vatican II. "It was extraordinary," he says. "We were certainly not looking backwards" - Freddy Gray

The Abbott of Worth Abbey