About Us


The Community:

  • Abbot Thomas (elected 2017)
  • Br Philip (Prior)
  • Br Stuart
  • Br Anthony
  • Br Ian 
  • Sr Sally
  • Br Luke
  • Sr Alison (Novice Guardian)
  • Br Patrick
  • Br Michaël
  • Br Aidan
  • Br Adrian (novice)
  • and Alongsiders

Our Bishop-Visitor is the Rt Revd John Inge, Bishop of Worcester.

We are a contemplative monastic community of nuns and monks living under the Rule of St Benedict and part of the Church of England. The Community was founded in 1941 to pray for Christian Unity, and it is a great joy to us that since the Covenant between the Church of England and the Methodist Church in England we now have a Methodist Presbyter as a member of the Community.

Mucknell Abbey, is built according to ecological principles and includes many sustainable features. 

Though our roots are in some of the traditional Benedictine practices we feel very much part of the new monastic movement that is happening throughout the country.  In taking seriously our Christian calling to 'love one another' we are living in a more sustainable building than our previous home, and we hope this will have a knock-on benefit for others.  In reducing fossil-fuel energy consumption, and utilising 'green' sources; in encouraging and supporting where we can the ever increasing interest in new monasticism, we hope to play our small part in working for God's kingdom here and now. 

We have a small guest wing to accommodate those wishing to make individual private retreats.