Abbot Christopher Jamison has been elected as Abbot President by the English Benedictine Congregation in succession to Abbot Richard Yeo. Abbot Christopher was Abbot of Worth from 2002-2010 and since then has been Director of the National Office for Vocation.

“Benedictine monks and nuns have been part of English culture for over a thousand years”, said Abbot Christopher. “My brothers and sisters have elected me to lead the Congregation in these times of great challenge and great opportunity. It is an honour and I look forward to helping our monasteries of monks and nuns in fulfilling their role as schools of the Lord’s service.”

The election took place at Worth Abbey at the end of the General Chapter. This is a four yearly gathering of the superiors and delegates of the 13 English Benedictine abbeys together with the officials of the congregation. They elect the President and other officials. After 16 years of devoted service to the congregation, President Abbot Richard Yeo has stepped down. We wish Abbot Christopher all the best as he moves on to this new role.