Welcome to the Wellspring Community.
We are a New Monastic, spiritual community based in Peckham that is contemplative in prayer, inclusive in community, committed to wellbeing and loving in service.
In mid November I spent a week in Calais, volunteering for a charity called Refugee Community Kitchen, which provides food for the refugees who live in and around the city. Since the destruction of the Jungle camp last Autumn, the situation in Calais has barely made the news.
Not to put too fine a point on it, I love morning prayer. I love the way it recalls, and brings us into, the Christian vision of hope, of God opening up a closed world. I love the way it asserts the making-possible involved - not a making-possible that is easy, but something which both allows us, and calls us, to participate in the ongoing process of resurrection.
Since the summer, Peckham Citizens has been meeting in the church hall at St Luke’s, Peckham to discuss and take action on the issue of knife crime in the local area. Various members have formed a part of these monthly meetings, including local organisations and parish churches. Members from the Wellspring community, such as myself, have also been present, as part of our commitment to be a community that puts loving action and service at the heart of what we do.
On Sunday 30th July 2017, in the Evening Service at St Luke’s Church in Peckham, three new members joined our New Monastic Community.