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The Lay Community Of St Benedict

The Lay Community Of St Benedict

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"With St Benedict as our guide, we run on the path of God’s commandments, our hearts overflowing with the inexpressible delight of love."

(Based on the Prologue to the Rule of St Benedict).

Welcome to all!

We believe in the divine spark in every single human being,

sometimes just waiting to be lit.

We have a desire to light or kindle that spark into a flame.

We seek to be a source of stability to help to counter the busyness and distractions of life,

so that the flame of love and faith can stay alight.

St Benedict reminds us that we are imperfect ambassadors for this desire. He encourages us to learn to live in confidence with our frailties and weaknesses.


In that spirit, we offer welcome, listening, holy space in hope, friendship, humility and a world which is not superficial or fleeting,

on our precious planet.

Those who seek guidance, we welcome with the Gospel and the Rule of

St Benedict, a tradition of 1500 years of experience.

Those who seek meaning, we welcome to the experience of formation, Scripture, and prayer within an inter-generational community

All are welcome!

“Be yourselves, humbly confident of your heritage and aware of the part you must play in the life of the Church, which is the Body of Christ. We are part, and only part of the great task of evangelisation which is needed today. Our communities must witness to the values of the Kingdom of God…Be sure of this; we shall not find the answers to the riddles of life other than in Christ, the wisdom of God.”

Cardinal Hume

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Whoever you may be, then, in your eagerness to reach your Father's home in heaven, be faithful with Christ's help to this little Rule, which is only a beginning.

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