St. Michael's Priory, Newport Rd, Willen, Milton Keynes, MK15 9AATel: 01908 242190 Email:

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At St Michael’s Priory we receive many requests for Volunteers to stay with us and work throughout the year. Some people stay for a couple of weeks others stay for much longer.

The Majority of volunteers are WWOOFERS – World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms, or Willing Workers on Organic Farms, this is a loose network of national organisations that facilitate placement of volunteers on organic farms.

They help with our organic veg plot and with the maintenance of the 3 acres of land that the Priory is situated on.  We have visitors from all over the World.

We find it interesting to welcome other cultures and learn their traditions and language it is a nice way of sharing our different backgrounds and learning about the wider world.

The Volunteers range in ages and many are curious to experience religious life and live alongside us.  As they gain from us experience whether in working or spiritually we also gain from them.  Our Volunteers bring their own individual and unique characteristics which we gain spiritually from also.

The spirit leads us to each other so that we can share the things we have and nurture each other.

Current opportunities

Pastoral Assistants needed

SSM is seeking to recruit young people as Pastoral Assistants to help with the life and mission of the Priory.

Our community life is inclusive, and our mission and ministry with local churches and other organisations are central to the daily life of the Priory.

Find out more about being a Pastoral Assistant

Become a volunteer

The Society of the Sacred Mission welcomes volunteers to help with the work at St Michael’s Priory as well as our other houses in the UK.

This is an ideal opportunity to share in the life and work of a religious community.

We consider volunteers for one-month to six-month experiences, depending on age and experience.

How to volunteer



Sorry but we are temporarily unable to offer residential retreats. Ask us about a day retreat!