At the invitation of Knowle West Churches Together, the Lee Abbey community has been present on this South Bristol housing estate continually since 1992. Community members commit to the rule of life and to serve where God leads them in the local area. Our ministry has included pastoral visits, meeting physical and educational needs and supporting local churches in their worship, discipleship and mission. Because we are not a project, we focus more on building relationships over time with people who live or work in the area. Although local partnerships help us meet many needs, we humbly acknowledge there are many more needs that we cannot respond to in our own strength or intellect; this is why prayer is at the centre of what we do.
The size of the community house used from 1992 to 2015 limited the size of the community and as a result, its impact. In December 2015, the community moved to a larger property and so there is an exciting new beginning full of potential – is now the time for you to join a community on mission?