Our mission

The Mission of the Abbot’s Mill Project is to develop an urban hub of sustainability, compassionate living and social justice, powered solely by non-centralised, renewable energy, principally through re-instating a water wheel into the old mill race on the site of the former Abbot’s (Denne’s) Mill (the seven-storey mill that once stood on St Radigund’s Street).

The hub will include an education/research centre about sustainable and compassionate living, social justice, renewable energy and the importance of the River Stour in Canterbury’s past, present and future, a vegan community café and a community-led woodland/wildlife garden based on permaculture principles.

The Abbot’s Mill Project will provide a platform for cutting edge environmental science and newly emerging sustainable technologies from across the UK.

The project will focus on providing positive examples, stimulating ideas, promoting education, generating research, raising awareness and sharing skills and knowledge. It will be a peaceful, welcoming and accessible place for all.