Since we first set out on the journey to secure Ampleforth’s long-term future, we have received much generous support from our family and friends. The road goes on, however, and we have some distance still to travel. We hope you will spare a few moments to read about our projects and consider walking with us a little way.
Currently the monastery is in poor repair, dark, noisy and lacking in privacy. Living quarters are basic and often damp, with the majority of monks served by only three bathrooms. Thanks to the generosity of the Ampleforth Society; including Old Amplefordians, parents and friends, a major refurbishment of the Monastery has begun and is scheduled for completion in April 2019. Whilst work has commenced, our appeal remains open to raise the final £1 million of the £6.8 million total. Help us to provide a simple, homely and welcoming place for our community to live in.
Ampleforth is about to embark on a £4 million project – part-funded by £2.9 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund – to address much-needed repairs to the Grade I Abbey Church, Walker Organ and Grade II Monk’s Bridge and to enhance the visitor experience. Help us to achieve the remaining £700,000 required in match funding to complete the project.
Expanding our Bursary Fund will help us to ensure no one is denied an Ampleforth education, whatever their background or means. We hope eventually to fund a significant proportion of our students through bursaries. Contributions to the Bursary Fund will enable us to widen our welcome to students who might not otherwise have the chance to share in Ampleforth’s education.
The Ampleforth Community has been incredibly generous in supporting various projects over the years and we hope this support will continue. If you wish to make a contribution to any of our current appeals, please select a payment option below.
Bank Name: Barclays Bank
Account Name: Ampleforth Abbey Trust Development
Sort Code: 20-99-15
Account Code: 13121836
IBAN: IBAN GB65 BARC 2099 1530 1204 56
Please make cheques payable to 'Ampleforth Abbey Trust' and send to us at the address below. Thank you.
To make a regular gift by Direct Debit, please click here.