Belmont Monks elect Abbot for unprecedented third term
On the morning of 16th November 2016, Dom Paul Stonham was re-elected Abbot of Belmont for a third term of eight years. This is a historic occasion, as Fr. Paul is the first Abbot of Belmont to be re-elected for a third term. He was first elected in December 2000, when Abbot Mark Jabalé was appointed Co-adjutor Bishop of Menevia. The monastery at Belmont, which was founded in 1859, became an abbey in 1920 and Dom Paul is its eleventh abbot. The Community numbers some forty monks.
The Archbishop and people of the Diocese congratulate Abbot Paul and wish him and the community of Belmont every best wish for the future.