L’Abbaye de Fleury at St Benoît sur Loire, France
Abbot: Father Etienne Ricaud.
We’ve had special links with the Benedictine monastic community of the Abbaye St Benoît de
Fleury, France for many years. Founded in the 7th century at the same time as our own Old Minster, the abbey went on to become an important centre of monastic life until it was destroyed during the French Revolution. Re-founded in 1944, it was formally twinned with Winchester Cathedral in the 1970s and is remembered in our prayers every day at Evensong.
Visit the Abbaye St Benoît de Fleury website