9th April, 2019

The Reverend Dom Cyprian Smith RIP

Ampleforth Abbey


Please pray for the eternal happiness of The Reverend Dom Cyprian Smith Monk of Ampleforth Abbey who died on 8th April 2019 in the 82nd year of his age, the 46th of his monastic life, and the 40th of priesthood 

May he rest in peace

Please see the funeral arrangements below for Fr Cyprian. If you are planning to join us for Fr Cyprian's funeral, we kindly ask that you let Julia Brooke know by emailingJulia.Brooke@ampleforth.org.uk or telephoning 01439 766700.  Thank you. 

Funeral Arrangements 

Monday 15 April
18.00               Reception of Fr Cyprian’s body into the Abbey Church followed by Vespers for the Dead
20.15              The Dirge (Vigil for the Dead) in the Abbey Church
Tuesday 16 April
07.30               Lauds for the Dead in St Laurence’s Chapel at Bolton House
08.45               Little Hour in St Laurence’s Chapel at Bolton House
11.30               Solemn Sung Funeral Mass in the Abbey Church followed by burial in Monks’ Wood
Suscipe me Domine, secundum eloquium tuum et vivam,
Et non confundas me ab expectatione mea
Uphold me, Lord, according to your promise and I shall live,
and let my hopes not be in vain
(The Suscipe is sung when a monk makes his Solemn Profession and at his funeral)