Registered charity running retreats and community events in Sutton Courtenay, UK

  • Großbritannien
  • Bisher 113 mal gespeichert
  • Letzte Aktivität: 6 Juni 2023



 Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer:  mindestens 1 Woche



  • Beschreibung


    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 Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Karitative Arbeit
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    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.

  • UK chairty

    Registered charity

    This host is a registered charity in the UK and is looking for help with their charity project.

  • Arbeit


    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.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Deutsch: Fließend
    Englisch: Fließend
    Französisch: Fließend
    Spanisch: Grundkenntnisse

  • Unterkunft


    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.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    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.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

  • ...


    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 956418446453

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