Our London Community consists of a number of homes, support systems and day programs.
In 1991, a small group of people with an interest in L’Arche gathered to pray and lay the ground work for L’Arche London. We have three homes, Cana (opened in August 1997), Jubilee (opened in March 2003), Bethany (opened in February 2008), and a Day Program that provides core members activities in the arts (music, art, drama, dance), and educational, therapeutic and vocational areas. We are in the process of building the “Gathering Place” in Lambeth on the west end of London – the Gathering Place will welcome many more local citizens who are seeking meaning daytime participation in our community.
Currently there are 12 core members who form the heart of the L’Arche community. We also invite people with intellectual disabilities, and their friends and family from the greater London area to participate in programs such as Monday Morning Music club, Monthly Potlucks and other community events.