Do you want to join us this Summer?

We are now starting to recruit for the new Community year starting in August.

Are you perhaps thinking what you might do for a year or two after college or wanting to give a year to God?

For more information

What our Alumni say

Br Adrian and Sam

“During my time in the community I discovered a love of youth and kids work and I developed a deep appreciation of liturgical worship. Both of which I have carried into my training and continued to develop.

I loved living in community, it shaped how I think about Church, and the rhythm of the offices, prayer then food then work and back to prayer, I hope these are things I can bring to my future ministry”

Samuel Patterson, Founder member and Ordinand , who God willing will be Ordained Deacon this Peteretide


“Being part of the Holywell Community was a great privilegefor me.  Having come from a career in pharmaceuticals and not having the opportunity to properly discern my vocation to the church, the year offered the opportunity to take time out, to reflect and to test various aspects of both priestly ministry and the Religious life under the Rule of St Benedict.  


It was through the daily rhythm of the monastic office, through the psalms seeping their wisdom into me, and living life in common in community that began to draw me towards the monastic path.  The Community then allowed me to take periods away to test that calling further.  I don’t think I would be at Mucknell Abbey now living the Benedictine life if it hadn’t been for my time in the Holywell Community gently nudging me in that direction and this along with the lifetime friends I’ve made in the process made the time very worthwhile and an experience I will always hold dear.”

Br Adrian nOSB is a Novice at Mucknell Abbey and was with us during 2015/16
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