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, in Sussex, from 2002-2010 and since then he has worked for the Bishops of England and Wales as 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”.
Fr Christopher who was the central figure in the 2005 BBC 2 documentary series ‘The Monastery’, is also the author of two books: ‘Finding Sanctuary’ - Monastic Steps for Everyday Life, and ‘Finding Happiness’ – Monastic Steps for a Fulfilling Life.'