What does it cost?
Offering a residential and transformative year in the city centre comes at substantial cost. We are partly funded by the Diocese of Leicester and partly by the generosity of friends and churches. Our main costs are for the running of our building, our leadership and teaching team and the needs of Community members.
Costs for Novices
Each Novice is expected to make a sacrificial gift to the Community towards their place. Material and financial sacrifice is a spiritual discipline and has always been part of monastic spirituality.
If you are accepted into the Community we will discuss with you the level of contribution you can make. You may need to do some fundraising and approach your local church to see if they are able to assist you.
We recognise that the most sacrificial gift may still fall short of the level needed to cover the cost. We do not want a lack of money to prevent anyone from applying or participating in the Community. We will work with each person as well as with donors to our Bursary Scheme to find the funding that will cover any shortfall.