Reflections on living under a temporary vow with Jaime and Barton from the St Anselm Community


On Tuesday 16th of May the New Monastic Community gathered in the Clergy House for our usual Tuesday meal with guests Barton and Jaime who have been part of the non-residential element of the St Anselm Community for a year.  In this evening Jaime and Barton reflect on their experienes and wisdom for the Wellspring Community days before the community […]

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Reflections on Post-Truth, Brexit and Trump as signs of pain and disappointment in our humanity in a post-Christian age


Whether we like to face it or not, but both the vote for Brexit and Trump are a sign not just in the sense of disenfranchisement, but there is also a palpable sense of disappointment with life particularly the ongoing struggle with the pain of life.  I do think this situation is largely due to the reduction of religion and […]

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Developing the New Monastic Society of the Holy Trinity in 2017


After a number of significant dialogues, the Wellspring Community, the New Monastic Community of St Luke’s Peckham, is planning to be part of a developing and very new form of religious community, in what is seeking to be recognised formerly in the Church of England as an ‘Acknowledged Religious Community’. In a new experiment in the Church of England, it […]

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Ignatian Spirituality with Hugo Adan Fernandez


In this podcast on Tuesday 13th September 2016, The Peckham Well New Monastic Community (of the parish of St Lukes Church) met with Hugo Adan Fernandez to explore Ignatian Spiritualty.  Hugo became a Christian through the work of the Jesuits in the 1980s in the difficult times of Franko.  Drawing on the life of St Ignatius, Hugo explores the implications […]

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Introduction to Benedictine Spirituality with Abbot Stuart Burns OSB


In this podcast Abbot Stuart Burns OSB of the Anglican Benedictine Mucknell Abbey met with the nascent new monastic community at St Lukes Peckham to explore the distinctiveness of Benedictine spirituality and religious life.  This was recorded at a Community Gathering on Tuesday 5th July 2016 at the Mother House to the St Lukes Peckham South London. You can subscribe to […]

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A New Monastic Approach to Christian Spirituality as the way of life of Jesus


Christian Spirituality finds its roots in the Christian tradition from the second century ACE inspired by Christian monasticism that began with the great number of Christians who went into the deserts of Alexandria and Syria (in North Africa). From its earliest days Christian forms of monasticism were focused on a whole of life approach to the question ‘How should we […]

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Franciscan Spirituality with Sr Joyce


    Last night on Tues 15th December, a number of people from our nascent new monastic community met up with Sister Joyce of the Community of St Francis who have a Franciscan House in Southwark.  The evening was organised to help us begin to explore the importance of the insights of Franciscan thinking around Christianity to help us to […]

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