Our Values

A Christian community serving students from around the world

Our staff is made up of Christians, who come from all over the world to help run this busy residence. Most of them live in as part of our community, and this mix of different nationalities and cultures creates a unique environment we’re sure you’ll thrive in. We live and work according to Christian values, expressed through service and hospitality, and we provide a comfortable and welcoming “home from home” for you.

Lee Abbey is a Church of England foundation and our community includes members from many Christian traditions. We will never put you under any pressure to change your beliefs but we welcome your questions about our faith and values.

Our values can be summed up in three words:


We love God and others, keeping Christ at the centre of our lives and trusting that all things are possible in his strength. We make it a priority to keep our spiritual passion alive and grow deeper in relationship with God.


We aim to reveal God’s kindness and generosity through working with, and serving others with excellence. We choose to extend God’s welcome to whoever we meet, to show our spirit of adventure, love of life and thankfulness.


We honour others by living with integrity, in an open and honest way. We don’t gossip, criticise or judge. Instead, we choose to forgive and seek to be reconciled, just as we have been forgiven by Christ.

We are committed to providing our residents and guests with the best in terms of clean rooms, delicious, freshly cooked food and a friendly, caring atmosphere.

The Mission Statement of the Lee Abbey Movement is “communicating Christ through relationships.” We want to show Christ’s love for everyone through our work, our worship and our relationships with one another.

Prayer is essential to Christian life and our community prays together every day. We pray for our residents regularly and welcome opportunities to pray with or for them.

Lee Abbey London is committed to promoting diversity and equality in our community. Download the Equality and Diversity Policy for Residents

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