New and Traditional Monasticism: A Dialogue - Mucknell Abbey
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New/Trad Monastics

New and Traditional Monasticism: A Dialogue

In March 2018 a small group of leaders of new monastic and emerging communities met with the Mucknell Abbey Community in dialogue.


Ned Lunn

Jutta Brueck Above: Ned Lunn from St Peter’s, Greenhill, Sheffield; Below: Jutta Brueck from St Thomas’ Pilgrim Community, Ipswich

We had no agenda.  Our conversation took shape as we shared our questions and concerns.  Over several days we explored together how the two movements – “new” and “traditional” – see one another and what gifts and experience we might be able to offer to support one another.  We built friendships and gained understanding.

An account of our meeting is given in the linked document (see below).  We hope it provides food for thought and prayer…perhaps inspiration and insight.

We know some other new and emerging communities were not able to join us this time, and we hope to organise similar dialogues in the future.  Please get in touch by emailing if you are interested.

Click on the icon to download an account of the meeting