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. Our guest wing has six en-suite bedrooms (including one twin), one of which is wheelchair-user friendly. These are available for a minimum of 2 nights and a maximum of 6 (taken between Monday and Sunday afternoon). Bedding and towels are provided.
Please make your applications for Quiet Days and Retreats by post or email, with suggested dates and alternatives.
Once you have reserved a retreat please confirm this in an email a week before your arrival. If on the day of your arrival you are delayed or there are changes to your arrival and departure times please let us know as soon as possible.
NB. The Guest House is closed for cleaning on Mondays until 4pm. Unless special arrangements have been made please do not arrive beforehand.
Unfortunately the Community does not have the resources to offer individually guided retreats, but a small number of the Brothers and Sisters are available for spiritual direction. If you would like to speak to someone during your stay with us it would be helpful to let us know when you make your booking.
We make no formal charge to our guests. The monastery is our home and we wish to extend a warm welcome to all, and 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 maintain our income.
Therefore we suggest a donation of £50 per night (covering 24 hours), full-board.
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.
Bookings for retreats can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org 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.