Join an intentional Christian community

Live in community, join one

 We are seeking new community members

We are a group of Christians living together, active in our local area. We would love more people to join our community.
Current opportunities

Why join?

Live in community for a year or more

  • move to a new area and be part of our existing networks

Join something established…

  • tried and tested Rule of Life: 70 years of Lee Abbey and 25 years in Knowle West
  • with local support, community members are not isolated

… shape something new

  • with an undefined role, freedom to sense God’s promptings

Top ten reasons

Two past community members shared their top five benefits of being a Lee Abbey SMC member, so here’s the combined top ten:

  1. It’s delightful to share your life with other people, being around for those memorable non-scheduled times of life
  2. Recognising you don’t have to do everything by yourself
  3. Being a place of hospitality: giving and receiving creates a rich environment and plenty of good discussions and food
  4. We touch base every day through prayer
  5. Hearing about and sharing what God is doing in the lives of those we live with.
  6. Daily prayer
  7. Deep companionship
  8. Shared skills and knowledge
  9. Shared mission
  10. Shared perspectives


Get a flavour of what you would be joining

Current communities

We are seeking:

  • committed Christians who are called by God to live in community (including eating and praying together, supporting and serving one another).
  • people to come and join the existing community members.
  • people called by God to minister and share the love of God with the people of Aston or Knowle West
  • people who are passionate about using their gifts to serve God in Aston or Knowle West with the local church and community groups.
  • people who are able to contribute to the financial upkeep of the community, through employment or other means.
  • people who will worship with and support/resource the local churches.

How does the Lee Abbey Movement support the Small Missional Communities?

  • A local support group that meets four times a year with the community, and is available between those times for support, prayer and a listening ear.
  • The Lee Abbey Movement prays regularly for the Small Missional Communities.
  • Regular retreats with the other Lee Abbey communities for renewal and training.


Come live in community, we’re actively recruiting now in Birmingham and Bristol