Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Jesus, from Matthew 11:28-30 (The Message)
Frequently asked Questions....
How do I join the community? There is no formal sign up as such, however signing up to the newsletter below will ensure you keep up to date with developments, local events and more. You are welcome to interact with the whole of this website freely, including commenting on the blog and trying out the various resources and working on your individual Way of Life. However. the Christian life is meant to be lived with others and we believe you will gain much more by connecting with a Soul Friend.
How do I find a Soul Friend and what commitment am I making? Simply contact us through the Contact us tab at the top of this page and we'll be in touch about linking you with one of our mentors. An initial meeting will be arranged and things will be taken from there. Other Soul Friends are available if you'd prefer to explore that, otherwise a mutual agreement can be made to meet occasionally with the Soul Friend to support you as you seek to follow Jesus in the whole of life.
Can I belong to a church or another Christian community as well as the Soul Friends? The majority of current members belong to churches throughout the Holme Valley and worship regularly there. Soul Friends is a cross church community helping people to follow a Jesus centred Way of Life. Some of the founding group belong to other new monastic communities too and find that the structure of Soul Friends complements rather than interferes with their belonging to those communities.
Is there a financial cost? No, the Community is part of the Upper Holme Valley Team Ministry and based at St. David's, Holmbridge, who fund the community. If you would like to support the community financially then please do get in touch via the Contact Us tab