This is a blog about building community. After nearly two decades of longing to share life in community, we are currently buying a property big enough to start something. We are seeking to live a life of common prayers and meals where the peaks and vales of life’s journey are shared with people who wish to grow closer to God. Some of the values we want to explore are simplicity, ecumenism, trust and responsibility for creation. Is joy a value? Now it is – joy! JOY!
In my community, God willing, there will be a long table for deep conversations, candles burning in front of icons reminding of the Presence, time for friend and stranger to be treasured and a garden big enough for dancing.
We still need to live somehow, so people may have jobs outside or in the community, but we have a hope of allowing for fruits of creativity from work done together. This may be in the garden, the kitchen or in the local community. As well as a community, we are setting up as a centre for contemplation and Christian study, and we hope to share something of what we learn by offering open events.
May this blog be like a smoke signal of Lunesdale Community which rises to bring our intentions visible to everyone, and may the thoughts be shared and refined in the four winds before finally reaching the Kingdom. May they linger and become reality there. Here, now in the village of Halton.
I wonder if there someone who is moved to contact us to explore a life shared? Please leave your e-mail address on the website and we will get in touch. Or become part of what’s happening online and follow this blog. All constructive contributions are welcome!