The Abbey Sutton Courtenay LTD

The Abbey Sutton Courtenay LTD

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  • Education
  • Faith and ethics
  • Health and well being / research and care

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The Abbey Sutton Courtenay is a centre for spiritual transformation, healing and growth, It was founded some 40 years ago by two visionary Christian priests, Bishop Stephen Verney and Fred Blum. They created the centre to provide opportunities for people from all walks of life, and of all faiths and none, to engage with a renewed vision of life in community based on deep spiritual practice and psychological insight. 

For many years the public benefit of The Abbey has been in providing a space for group and personal retreat, and an education programme providing people with the space to self-enquire, and the knowledge and understanding to act within their community with greater authenticity, social contribution, and self-fulfilment.

The Abbey is a Grade I listed building and extensive grounds and a purpose-built guest house. It is possibly one of the oldest continuously occupied domestic buildings in England. It is situated in the village of Sutton Courtenay, about 5 miles south of Oxford.


The Abbey Sutton Courtenay provides workshops, events, and residential retreats. 

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