Silver anniversary: Lee Abbey celebrates 25 years in Knowle West

This item was posted a while ago, on 24 April 2017.

On 22 April 2017, Lee Abbey Knowle West welcomed over 100 supporters and residents to its silver anniversary celebration.

The people who had invited Lee Abbey to Knowle West in 1991, the people who had lived in the community house over the years, and the community’s supporters were reunited for a really great afternoon. Scroll down for videos and photos.

Mike Hill, Bishop of Bristol shared a few words about the value of Christian community, and Ed Palairet, pioneer leader of the community shared a few highlights of local engagement over the years (and a few toasts).

Visitors were also encouraged to view the street art that had been spray-painted that week [read more].

Lee Abbey is currently recruiting new community members. Find out more

Listen to the addition speeches that weren’t captured on video (mp3)

More photos can be seen on the Diocese of Bristol Facebook page. Remember to share your photos from the day on the Lee Abbey Small Missional Communities Facebook page.

Many thanks to all who showed their support throughout the years and to those who were present on the day, those who brought food and those who helped out when they saw a need. Very special thanks to Sue Moss for helping with the arrangements, Steve Gardiner for supervising the sound system, Lesley Edmonds for baking the anniversary cake, Chris Dobson for the photography and Bishop Mike Hill for his words of encouragement.