Lee Abbey Knowle Small Missional Community

Ed Palairet

Postal Address
Lee Abbey House
2 Filwood Broadway

Electronic Mail knowlewest@leeabbey.org.uk
Year started
Number of over 18s
Number of under 18s
Ideological focus
Christian (ecumenical)
Legal structure
registered charity
Open in principle to new members
Charge visitors
Work in Lieu

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?

community does not share income
community does not require capital from members
community has broadband internet access
community does not generates any of its own electricity
community does not use solar energy
community buildings not insulated to a high standard
community members use bicycles
community does not have an organised system for car sharing
community is accessible by public transport
community shares utilities
community has tool sharing system
community has organised systems for recycling
community does not have any kind of ecosewage system
community is not involved in land management
community does not grow vegetables
no communal animals
regular communal meals
community has policy which restricts smoking
community buildings not wheelchair accessible
community is not involved in campaigning

Lee Abbey Knowle Small Missional Community is currently looking for new members

We are actively recruiting new community members (single, couple, family) of all ages. We have capacity for more community members to live with us in an intentional Christian community. For more details of the opportunity and the process, please see https://leeabbey.org.uk/smc/get-involved/ and do get in touch.

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Lee Abbey Knowle Small Missional Community is currently looking for volunteers

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