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Monkfish Abbey met together as a community from early 2003 until fall of 2007, when their hosting family moved to Copenhagen, Denmark. This site is a record of our history together. We hope you can find help and companionship here. Our Abbess, Rachelle Mee-Chapman is still writing about spirituality and new religious rites and rituals (among other things) at Magpie Girl. If you are looking for a community in Seattle, we highly recommend Church of the Apostles at the Fremont Abbey. Many blessings to you on your continued journey!

Read Along: 

You can check out the Abbess’s blog or the blogs of regular Monkfish attendees. You might also want to get your feet wet by reading some of the stuff that’s shaped who we are:

  • Brian McClaren, A New Kind Of Christian [ website | book ]
  • Brian McClaren, Generous Orthodozy [ book ]
  • Sue Monk Kidd, Dance of the Dissident Daughter [ website | book ]
  • Annie Lamott, Traveling Mercies [ website | book ]
  • The Message
  • George S. Hunter, The Celtic Way of Evangelism [ book ]
  • The 12 Marks of New Monasticism (Of which we exhibit 8 plus a few the authors missed.) [ website | book ]

Get Direction:

Rachelle, our Abbess, offers spiritual direction to regular Monkfish Abbey attendees and to a limited number of other directees.

Start Your Own:

We aren’t planning on getting bigger or going nationwide, so if you live in Bismarck, maybe you should think about starting your own little group of monkish folks. Start by reading some more about us:

Then email for a bit of online coaching.