In the Book of Proverbs 16:3 it famously declares:
“Commit your works unto the Lord and your plans will be established.”
Well this is definitely true with the Wellspring Community, where much is being achieved right in the heart of Peckham. Over the summer of 2018, the community behaved just like the busy bee in the photo above. It changed with some old friends departing for challenges new, and others joining to live in the Mother House, in the heart of the North Peckham estate.
To help our wellbeing and to stabilise us on our journey along The Way, many gathered earlier in the summer, on the Royal Wedding Day, to discover more ancient ways to meditate, contemplate and focus on deeper prayer, so we could gather and focus our lives as we live and work across the Capital.
In the Mother House, newcomers Hannah and Nigel have joined the community and have made a great impact in both helping consolidate the community. They have joined others by leading meditations, contemplations and evenings of stillness and silence – yes, in life sometimes you do need to lead periods of silence!
Other community members Fola and Matthew joined in with a New Monastic Community Conference at Lambeth Palace, to network and share ideas with other established and burgeoning communities across Britain and overseas.
Looking forward, community members will be involved in the
St Luke’s Christmas Fair on the 1st December,
Beer and Carols on 12th December at the Peckham Pelican; and
Lastly, it is with great pleasure that the Wellspring seeks to spread its message and develop a second house in a nearby parish. Jointly with Community member Edward Collier, the Wellspring is discerning members to join this second house.
Matthew Hall is a Companion member of the Wellspring Community Peckham, and writes occasionally for this and other publications.