Clothing of Novices
On the evening of Friday, 1st February 2013, our two
postulants were clothed in the habit by Abbot Paul Stonham and so began their
novitiate under the Novice Master, Dom Brendan Thomas, and his assistant, Dom
Br Dunstan Nelson comes from Ipswich and is a convert to the Catholic
faith. He has a BSc in Molecular Biology and an MSc in Soil Management. He
changed his name from Paul as there are already two Pauls in the
community. Br Alistair Findley is from Tynemouth and is also a convert.
He studied at Durham University, where he obtained a Cert.Ed. Prior to
entering the monastery he had a distinguished teaching career. He was able to
retain his baptismal name.
We wish our two novices every blessing and
the grace perseverance in the monastic life.
First Profession of Br David Yates
Abbey Noviciate 2013
During the Conventual Mass on the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord,
2nd February 2013, our novice Br David Yates made his First
Profession as a monk of Belmont. He has an MA in Ancient History and an MSc in
Heritage Museum Studies. We are delighted that Br David has made his profession
and wish him every happiness and blessing as he continues his formation in the
Abbot Paul's homily