Worth Abbey Monks in Brighton
In 2019 Worth Abbey initiated a new venture, when Fr Peter and Fr Roderick moved to Brighton to live and work alongside the Wellspring Community – a community of young lay people formed in their Benedictine spirituality by the Worth monastic community.
Building on that experience, in early January of this year three other monks from the Abbey – Fr Aidan, Fr Gabriel and Br Anthony took up residence in a house within the East Brighton parish in order to witness to the Gospel through their Benedictine way of life, living alongside the Wellspring Community and the people of East Brighton. Fr Roderick as Catholic Chaplain to Sussex University makes a fourth member of the Community.
In establishing this endeavor Abbot Luke reflected “I am hopeful that this next stage of the Brighton Mission, as we are calling the venture, will be life-giving for the whole monastic community. There will be much to learn from living and working in a very different context, as we look to the future of how monastic life can develop at a moment that Pope Francis calls “a change of era”.’