Sustainability

Our move from Burford Priory to Mucknell Abbey enables us to seek to live more simply, more sustainably, more lightly on the earth. We want to become more aware of the web of relationships, and how our common life is lived as part of a wider ecology. We want to live our lives in celebration of God's creation, in deep gratitude and humility, with generosity and hospitality.

Of course, this is a work in progress! We arrived at Mucknell in November 2010. Much is aspirational, and there will be much more we could do, and probably much we haven’t even considered. Our current aim is to settle into Mucknell, live on the land and understand the place, and do our best with the other things.

Our Vision and Motivation

God delights in creation. We want to affirm the greatness of the created material order, and that we exist in relationship to God, to each other, and to the rest of creation. Why should Christians care about the earth? Primarily because God cares.  More...

Prayer and Worship

Everything we do is underpinned by the daily and seasonal round of the Eucharist, Divine Office, lectio divina and personal contemplative prayer.  More...

Land and Ecology

Mucknell Abbey has 40 acres situated in the Vale of Evesham. The land is open, the skies are big, and the weather demands to be noticed!  More...

Buildings

The core principle of the development of the derelict buildings of Mucknell Farm into Mucknell Abbey was that it was to be sustainable - environmentally, economically, ecologically and socially.  More...

Day-to-day

Our intention is to live as sustainably as we can, with our day-to-day needs provided on the site as much as possible.  More...

Working Together

It is important, in a world that is rapidly becoming more and more fragmented, to recognise our interdependency and to form links and bonds.  More...

Factsheets

An overview and more detail on the sustainable technologies and actions at Mucknell, available as pdfs.

Also of interest...

Clare Bryden, while she was an Alongsider with us, wrote a blog which contains some reflections on life in and around the Abbey during the early months.