Friends Association


It is an association of people who believe in the values affirmed by St Benedict and who wish to support our monastic life at Mucknell in whatever way they can: by friendship and prayer; by assisting from time to time in the work of the Community in a voluntary capacity; by maintaining contact with us; and by helping with fundraising.

Periodically, special events are held to which members of the Friends Association are particularly welcome, and a Friends Association newsletter is sent out twice a year, usually at Advent and May.

The Friends Association was set up in 1987 by the Community and Dr Mary Welstead (who remains the Honorary Secretary) in order to support our monastic life.  Mary Welstead continues to collaborate closely in organising events and may be contacted at our address, or by writing to:

Dr Mary Welstead, Mucknell Abbey, Mucknell Farm Lane, Stoulton, Worcs., WR7 4RB


If you would like to join the Friends Association or renew your subscription, you can do so by using  the online MAKE A DONATION button.

If you prefer to apply by post or email (or have other questions about the Friends Association) please use the above address.

There is no fixed subscription and members are invited to contribute what they can on a regular basis.


From time to time the Friends Association makes a special effort in support of particular projects we are undertaking: such projects will be described here, and their progress reported. If you would like to make a donation to a particular project please write or email us at the address above, or make an online donation.


The Friends Association Letter is sent out twice each year so that members who cannot readily visit the Abbey are kept informed about what is going on. Letters are usually sent at Advent and May, by e-mail. If you do not enter an e-mail address when you subscribe then a paper copy will be sent to the address you gave.