Author Archives: anna

One thing I ask

In the summer while travelling and staying with people it seemed very difficult to maintain a pattern of personal prayer. I more or less manged to do a bit of reading and reflection in the mornings before getting out of … Continue reading

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It is for freedom that Christ set us free

After a long and relaxing summer holiday we are back to learning what life can be for us at the Lunesdale Community. We are still just our family of four, but butterflies flutter in my stomach when I think of … Continue reading

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Post Scriptum

The small provisional community has come to an end, and we all feel a little bit down; the house seems quiet and empty and the common meals and prayer times have lost the sense of… well, community. It has been … Continue reading

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For all the right reasons

Lunesdale Community House has made me feel very welcome. It holds me in a friendly embrace, and being so soundly built, feels safe even in all the foul weather we have had recently. The rooms are light and spacious, and … Continue reading

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Poem “Morning Prayer”

I close the doors to stop the draft and still myself in front of the icon of the cross. Inside me there is a flame flickering. Candle wax runs like molten glass and the mind slowly finds its level and … Continue reading

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Welcoming people!

The Walker family are becoming more settled and are longing for other people to join them in community. Some future events to make note of: 29 – 31 January: Community Weekend 15 February – 18 March: Small Provisional Community 26 … Continue reading

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Sharing our table in a challenging time

In the midst of the flooding and power cuts in Halton on Sunday, we shared our gas cooker and a substantial stock of melting ice cream with people from the cohousing. A frightening morning turned into a feast and a … Continue reading

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Desert or paradise

Have you had a look at what Halton is like yet? The surrounding area is very beautiful with the Lune Valley (Lunesdale!) and the hills. It is a place that awakens the senses to the appreciation of God’s creation. The … Continue reading

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Steps in the right direction

Our interest in community life stems from the experience of staying in the Taizé Community as young volunteers, and it has been confirmed along the way by visits to other communities. One of the things that I long for most … Continue reading

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It’s happening!

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 … Continue reading

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