Lee Abbey London was established in 1964 as a hall of residence for international students, staffed by Christians. This residential community seek through their daily work, worship and lifestyle to ‘communicate Christ through relationships’. Lee Abbey London is part of the wider Lee Abbey Movement and is home to an international and ecumenical Christian community, with members drawn from many traditions and backgrounds.
The Christian community consists of about 30 people. We serve and provide hospitality to about 170 international students who live here with us.
Our lifestyle as a community focuses on the following areas:
- Daily corporate worship and prayer
- Hospitality to students and guests
- Discipleship of community members
- Friendship evangelism and living with a mission
For us, our life together in community is an essential part living out and sharing the Gospel. We believe that we are ‘loved into life’ – the abundant life promised by Jesus – as we develop warm, supportive and accepting relationships with God and with one another.
So it’s important that all community members, regardless of their area of work and responsibility, feel called to be part of this community and that they engage in all aspects of community life.