Retreats - Mucknell Abbey
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Retreats

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A Benedictine Retreat

As a retreatant you are invited to share in the rhythm of the monastic day, which is structured around the daily “Office” (corporate, liturgical prayers), the celebration of the Eucharist, and communal meals. Outside of these times we hope to offer the space, solitude and quiet that so many of our guests find a source of renewal and healing.

We don’t offer guided retreats, although with enough notice there may be an opportunity to speak with a brother or sister during your stay. Outdoor work in our kitchen garden or grounds is also available to those who are interested.

Our guest wing

Our guest wing has six en-suite bedrooms (including one twin), one of which is wheelchair-user friendly and can be requested for those with mobility issues. These are available for a minimum of 2 nights and a maximum of 6 (taken between Monday and Sunday afternoons).

The guest wing closes for 24 hours from Sunday afternoon, and guests are asked to arrive from 4pm on Mondays.

A guest room
The guest sitting-room
The guest sitting-room

Amenities

  • All meals are provided. If you have special dietary needs then please do let us know at the time you make your booking. We can currently cater for vegetarian and some medical diets.
  • A well-stocked library
  • 40 acres of meadow and emerging woodland
  • A small shop selling books and craft produce

For more information you can download our Guest Information brochure, which is available in all the rooms.

Cost

We make no formal charge to our guests. The monastery is our home and we wish to extend a warm welcome to all. We do not want to exclude anyone from staying on the grounds of cost.

We are however self-supporting, and rely on the generosity of friends and guests to sustain the Benedictine life here at Mucknell.

The suggested donation is currently £50 a night (covering 24 hours), full-board.

You can donate online, by cheque or with cash at any point before, during or after your stay. Please make cheques payable to ‘SSMV Ltd’.

Anything over £23 (per day) can be subject to Gift Aid. For us to claim this you must be a UK taxpayer and pay sufficient income tax or capital gains tax.

You can make a guest donation now

Contact

Bookings for retreats can be made by emailing bookings@mucknellabbey.org.uk or by writing to us at Bookings, Mucknell Abbey, Mucknell Farm Lane, Stoulton, Worcestershire, WR7 4RB. We regret that we cannot take bookings by telephone.

Getting here

By train

We are 1 mile on foot from Worcestershire Parkway station (WOP), which serves the London-Hereford and Cardiff-Nottingham lines. Our other nearest stations are Worcester Foregate Street and Worcester Shrub Hill.

Please note that although taxis can be booked to pick you up, there is no taxi rank at the Parkway. If you are elderly, infirm, or carrying a lot of luggage then do let us know when making your booking and we can arrange to pick you up.

By car 

Mucknell Farm Lane is accessed from the B4084, which runs between Junction 7 of the M5 and the village of Stoulton.