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LATi 2019 Summer Social : Visit to Tynt Meadow Brewery

July 5 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the LATi community on Friday, 5 July to hear the story of how the Mount Saint Bernard community established Tynt Meadow, the UK’s first trappist brewery.

The LATi 2019 summer social to the Tynt Meadow brewery, will include a tour of the brewery and a talk. The brewery tour starts at 3pm and will finish by 5pm. We will meet for a light lunch at St Joseph’s tearooms from 1:30 to 2:50pm, before proceeding to the Abbey.

The story as told by Fr. Joseph

10 April 2018 : St. Patrick’s day this year was a feast day with a special significance for the monks of Mount St. Bernard for it was the first brew day in their new brewery, the culmination of five long and hard years of work and deliberation.

Back in 2013 the community of Mount St. Bernard began the process of looking at their work and income generating activities. Over the years it had become obvious that dairy farming was no longer economically viable for us and a decision was taken to close the farm. It was a sad day when the lorries arrived before dawn to take the cows to market. It was the end of an era for the community of Mount St. Bernard for dairy farming had been part of its identity for most of its life and history. The land was leased to a local farming family for the grazing of sheep primarily and apart from the occasional incursions into our enclosure gardens this has been successful, the sheep particularly liking our rocky outcrops.

This left us, though, with the question, ‘what to do now?’ Various options were suggested and considered during community meetings; we were seeking something that would generate income to support the abbey and something that would provide a means of common work. During his time in Rome Dom Erik had been influenced by the experience of the Benedictine monks of Norcia who had recently opened a successful brewery and the idea that maybe this was the way forward for us began to gather momentum. Dom Erik and Fr. Michael visited Norcia, and three monks of Norcia visited us, and after these visits an initial decision was taken for us to examine the possibility of starting a brewery here.

The Mount Saint Bernard Abbey Monastry is a contemplative Roman Catholic monastic community of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance. They affirm a life of work and prayer; of radical discipleship and fidelity to the Gospel, the Rule of Saint Benedict and the Constitutions and Statutes of the Cistercian order.

About Mount Saint Bernard Abbey

The Mount Saint Bernard Abbey Monastry is a contemplative Roman Catholic monastic community of the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance. They affirm a life of work and prayer; of radical discipleship and fidelity to the Gospel, the Rule of Saint Benedict and the Constitutions and Statutes of the Cistercian order.

“We live by the rule of Saint Benedict, a lifestyle summed up by our motto Ora et labora – ‘Pray and Work’. As monks, we strive to earn our living by the work of our hands. We don’t receive any subsidies from the Church for our living expenses, or for the upkeep of our historic buildings. That means we depend on reliable sources of income to continue our life of contemplation, to welcome guests, and to help those in need.”

Outline agenda

1:30 – Meet at St Joseph’s Tea Rooms for a light lunch

14:50 – Depart for Mount Saint Bernard Abbey

15:00 – Visit to Tynt Meadow Brewery and opportunity to explore the Abbey and beautiful gardens.

17:00 – Visit ends

Tickets for this event are strictly limited. Book soon to reserve your place.

LATi community member?
The tour of Tynt Meadow Brewery is free of charge to attend.

Lunch at St Joseph’s Tea Rooms will be on your own account – payable directly to the Tea Rooms on the day (approximately £10 per head)

Not a member of LATi?

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Organiser

LATi
Phone:
01509 225833
Email:
gillian@lati.org.uk
Website:
www.lati.org.uk

Venue

Mount Saint Bernard Abbey
Oaks Road
Coalville, Leicestershire LE67 5UL United Kingdom
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