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We are registered charity, founded in the Christian faith and housed in a beautiful English medieval manor with an ancient courtyard and a magnificent timbered Great Hall, dating from the 13th century. It is situated in extensive grounds where deer roam freely and where there is also a walled garden.
Over the past 40 years the charity has run a range of group activities including retreats and other spiritual events, lectures, concerts, yoga classes, creative workshops, community projects and group meetings. Guests and visitors are warmly welcomed from all faiths and none.
Following a period of temporary closure we are recruiting Workaway volunteers to join our small residential community, help us prepare for re-opening on 1st April 2023 and to run activities after that. We are particularly interested in volunteers with catering expertise but there are also a range of other activities including house and ground maintenance, gardening, growing vegetables, cleaning, decorating and so on.
The Abbey is situated in Sutton Courtenay, a small village in the countryside 10 miles south of Oxford and 60 miles from Central London. If you want to be a Workaway volunteer please read this entry carefully and write to us saying why you are attracted to the Abbey and what you hope to contribute. Please do not on any account turn up without us having agreed to have you - as we will not be able to accommodate you.
The Abbey as a quiet and peaceful place, well suited for rest, reflection and respectful communication. It isn't a place for late night parties, illegal drugs and a city lifestyle -- but our small community can still have fun eating vegetarian meals together every evening and enjoying living and working together communally in a friendly relaxed environment.
Please note the following about applying:
1. Do not apply if our calendar is full (brown) for the time you want to come.
2. Let us know precisely the dates between which you are looking to volunteer.
3. Let us know which of the skills that we need that you can offer and any experience or qualifications you have with these.
4. If you are travelling from outside the UK let us know the nature of your visa and if there are restrictions on how much time you can volunteer for.
5. We get a lot of applications - so take your time in applying carefully or we wont consider you.
6. If we accept you and you change your mind - please let us know as soon as possible. Don't just not turn up.
Arten von Hilfe und LernmöglichkeitenKaritative ArbeitGartenarbeitenHeimwerker- und BauarbeitenZubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die FamilieHausarbeitenHandwerkliche Arbeiten
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Travellers will enjoy the experience of living in a very ancient building and participating in a spiritual community. We love to exchange ideas, skills, fun, uplifting and joyful activities. We meditate together every morning and you are welcome to join us if you wish. We are as keen to learn about you as you may be to learn about us.
This host is a registered charity in the UK and is looking for help with their charity project.
We expect Workaway volunteer to help 20-25 hours per week. We are happy to negotiate with you when you do those hours across the week. As already indicated cooking skills would be greatly appreciated but this is not essential. You must be able to help flexibly, both independently, and as part of a group, and without us having to chase you. Most of the help is very straight forward and does not require special skills.
You will have your own unique room in this ancient building. Most of the rooms are not en-suite but there are showers and toilets nearby. The majority of the rooms have beautiful views of the Abbey's extensive grounds where deer roam freely. There are also some double rooms for those that want to share.
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We are in the village of Sutton Courtenay, 10 miles south of Oxford, and 60 miles from central London. Both are renowned for their tourist appeal and we will be happy to advise you about what is on offer there and also in our locality. You may also be able to attend some of the events that are arranged here during your stay. we are surrounded by beautiful countryside and there is a 10 minute walk to the Thames river and a place where you can wild swim.
Coming by car: we are thirty minutes from the M4 Junction 13 and M40 Junction 7.
Coming by rail: Culham is the nearest station, useful if traveling with a bicycle. but there are no direct transport links from Culham to Sutton Courtenay. Didcot Parkway rail station is on the main line from London Paddington. Taxis are available from outside the station (10 minutes away) and regular buses run from Didcot to Sutton Courtenay.
Coming by bus use: Thames Travel X32/X33/33. Buses of the Thames Travel X1 service run through Sutton Courtenay via Didcot, Abingdon and Oxford.
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Wir besitzen Tiere
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Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal
mehr als zwei
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week