Visiting us - Mucknell Abbey
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Visiting us

Oratory by night

‘Let all guests who arrive be received like Christ’

Rule of St. Benedict

The Abbey is open daily for those who would like to join us in prayer at our Eucharist or one of our daily Offices. We also welcome those who would like to spend a Quiet Day with us or to stay on retreat in our Guest Wing.

Daily prayer

On arrival at the monastery please press the bell and a Brother or Sister will let you in.

Quiet days

We offer Quiet Days for those who would like to spend the day with us, usually sometime between 10am and Compline. Unfortunately, due to limited space, we are unable to accommodate groups at present.


Benedict assures us that ‘guests are never wanting in a monastery’, and it is our joy to be able to receive guests on retreat and to share the atmosphere of prayer and quiet.

The Mucknell Abbey Community operates the standard Safeguarding Policy required by the Church of England for its recognised Religious Communities. This can be downloaded here.

For anyone thinking of organising a visit, Quiet Day or Retreat at the monastery, either for themselves or on behalf of another, we request that any vulnerable adults or children under the age of 18 be accompanied by a responsible adult, carer, or family member.

The monastery is wheelchair accessible and for anyone with mobility problems there is an appropriate room available on the ground floor. However, we regret that we do not have the training or availability to offer personal care during your visit or stay.

For more information please visit the Diocescan Safeguarding page at

In accordance with new legislation on Data Protection we have drawn up a new policy document which can be accessed here. As a potential visitor it explains what information we keep, for what purposes, and for how long.