Category Archives: Building Community

Hello from James

James Denley joined the community in June 2017 and introduces himself: I went to study outdoor education over at the University of Derby in 2012 and continued with my passion for outdoor pursuits. After this I somehow ended up working … Continue reading

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Hospitality IV

This is the final post in the Hospitality series. I can hardly wait to tell you the news: three new members are living with us. The next post will introduce them. Living generously Being available to others is one of … Continue reading

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Hospitality III

Breaking bread When Jesus visited Martha and Mary, Martha was aware that the body isn’t nourished by the Spirit alone and that ‘someone here has got to do the cooking’ for the hungry travellers. Unfortunately, it isn’t enjoyable to stay … Continue reading

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Hospitality II

Beautiful memories from Morbacka Retreat Home came back while I looked through old photos for this post. All the pictures were taken in January 2007. I hope one day we will hold annual young adults’ pilgrimage weekends at Lunesdale Community; … Continue reading

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Hospitality

The next few blog posts are a translation of an article which was originally written by myself in Finnish for a publication of Hiljaisuuden Ystävät (Friends of Silence) in February 2017. It feels appropriate to speak about this topic on … 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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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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