Introduction to the community
The contemplative community of monks and nuns arrived in Worcestershire (from their old home) in November 2010. The Community is seeking to maintain an atmosphere of stillness and silence in which the Community and its guests are enabled to be open and receptive to the presence of God. The recitation of the Divine Office and the celebration of the Eucharist constitute the principal work of the Community. The ministry of hospitality, the development of the surrounding 40 acres of land (which comprises a kitchen garden, orchard, woodland and hay meadows), the production of incense for an international market, and various income-generating crafts provide a variety of manual work for members of the Community and those guests who wish to share in it. The monastery seeks to celebrate the wonder and richness of Creation and to model a responsible stewardship. The Community’s concern has always been to pray for Christian Unity, and it now rejoices in having a Methodist presbyter in its number. Dialogue with people of other faiths and those seeking a spiritual way, either within or outside an established religious tradition, is a priority.
Address: Mucknell Abbey, Mucknell Farm Lane, Stoulton, Worcestershire WR7 4RB
Bishop Visitor: Rt Revd Anne Hollinghurst, Bishop of Aston
Third Order, Fellowship, Associates
There is a Friends’ Association.