A Typical Day
We begin our day with prayers at 8.30am. Then we begin work around the house, the Beacon or the estate at 9am. At 10.30 am we have a break shared with our guests and work again until lunch at 1.00 pm. We pray again at 2.00pm, returning to work until 4.00 pm when we share afternoon tea with our guests. Then it’s back to work until 5.00. At 6.30 pm we serve our guests supper & share our meal with them. We also participate in evening entertainment (such as quizzes, concerts, films) laid on for our guests. There is a commitment that we will spend at least two of our evenings joining in with our guests – usually followed by hot chocolate and a “Christ in Quiet” reflection in the Chapel to end the day.
Prayers and Worship
Every day we meet in the morning and after lunch to pray for guests, Community and members of the Movement, and read the Bible. On Sunday mornings we have our weekly Community communion service and on Mondays we also meet in small groups for informal Bible study and other activities.
As Community members we have either a specific responsibility or work on a team (such as Kitchen, Bookings, House, Estate, Youth and Beacon). We also help to host our guests and support one another.
Community areas and activities
The Community lounge, TV lounge and kitchen become focal points for the social life of Community, particularly in the evenings after the end of the guest programme, and Community members often organise their own group activities too: walks, cinema and shopping trips, barbecues, worship times … you name it.