Abbey Events

You are invited to join the Abbey residents and wider community in a set of gatherings for Spring 2022. Taking as inspiration the mandala above, which is often used to express our work, we will take each of the quadrants and enquire into its inner and outer meaning through poetry, music, movement and shared reflection. 

These events are by donation 

Friday, January 21 


    Little soul… who are you? 

Abbey retreat at home 10.30 – 1.00 on Zoom 

Playful open enquiry with Sharon Usher 

Poetry explorations with Barbara Vellacott 

RSVP by Wednesday, January 19 

Friday, February 18  


    To open the Eternal Worlds    William Blake 

A quiet day at the Abbey starting with meditation and including a silent lunch. 

Friday, March 11  


    Oh we’ve got to trust      one another again  

    in some essentials    D.H. Lawrence 

With connection games and dance, perhaps. 

Saturday, April 2  


    One Joy of so much anguish 

    Sweet nature has for me…    Emily Dickinson 

A chance to plant the seeds of renewal and to enjoy the garden. 

Several local groups make use of The Abbey Sutton Courtenay for evening classes, we have Circle Dance, two Yoga groups and Grace Notes Choir – if you are interested in attending please contact the organizer

CIRCLE DANCE – contact

A group meets on the second Monday evening each month at The Abbey, from 7.30 to 9.30 pm.
Cost: £5.00 – £8.00 (sliding scale; you choose)
What to wear: Loose, comfortable clothing and light shoes

YOGA – Ashtanga Vinyasa Beginner-Intermediate –

Classes held Tuesday 7:30 pm (Online & In-Person Sutton Courtenay Abbey)

New to yoga? No problem! Let Tiff know you are beginner and she will provide additional, free advice and a supplementary video to get you started with confidence. You can expect full support throughout your classes to ensure progress, and fun. 


Style: Iyengar Yoga suitable for all abilities

Classes held Wednesday: 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m

GRACE NOTES CHOIR– see for details

Singing outside-in! In the winter we start outside in a fairy-lit marquee and later go inside.

Come prepared for all weathers and bring refreshments if needed.

7.30-9pm  Women of all ages and experience welcome any week .

Class held Thursday evenings 7.30pm-9.00pm

Drop-in cash £8.00  or termly in advance £7.00 per session for a block/ pro rata