Community life

We are a community because we believe that we all – people with learning disabilities, assistants and Community friends – have need of one another.

We all have something to give and to receive. Often this involves doing small, simple, day-to-day things: going for walks, having a cup of tea, preparing a meal or just spending time together.

People with learning disabilities who live in the L’Arche community help take decisions through house meetings and a monthly members’ meeting.

We organise days of reflection, parties, games, prayers, retreats, pilgrimages and monthly gatherings. We always enjoy celebrating birthdays and anniversaries.

We value our relationships with neighbours, local parishes, families and friends. Weekend activities include shopping, walking and other outings. Holiday groups travel throughout the UK and Europe, often staying in other L’Arche Communities.

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