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"LOVE DOESN'T MEAN DOING EXTRAORDINARY OR HEROIC THINGS. IT MEANS KNOWING HOW TO DO ORDINARY THINGS WITH TENDERNESS" - Jean Vanier

Our community hopes to continue to be a vibrant expression of Jean Vanier's original vision and we invite you to join us in sharing the news, stories and photographs that are an important part of our community's story.

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L'Arche is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England & Wales, NO. 1055041 and is registered as a charity in Scotland No. SCO38493.
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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Celebrating 40 Years of L'Arche UK


L'Arche UK Celebrates 40 Years!




 21 members of L'Arche Inverness travelled to Canterbury last weekend to take part in L'Arche UK's 40th anniversary.
L'Arche members from all around the UK met for a weekend of remembering, celebrating and giving thanks for 40 great years together.
Therese Vanier who sadly passed away a few weeks prior to the event was acknowledged for her contribution to forming the particular identity of L’Arche in the United Kingdom. 
Eileen Glass;Vice-International Leader, delivered a wonderful talk alongside readings from Ministers from around the UK. Fiona Smith; minister at Ness Bank Church in Inverness took part in the weekend and L'Arche Inverness were pleased to have her represent the community. She is pictured above. 
There were gleaming smiles all around as the sun shined throughout the pilgrimage along the cobbled streets of Canterbury.
A community gathering will be held early September to share photos from the event.
Ideas have started blossoming in Inverness as we think about celebrating 40 years of L'Arche Inverness next year.





















      Therese Vanier


Friday, 20 June 2014

       Thank You For A Successful Open Day 




Thank you to those who came along to our Open Day last Friday. Look at all the generous donations we received for our raffle sale. We are touched by the amount of support from our friends and family which made it such a special day. 


 It was great to see so many familiar faces and we are pleased to have met some new friends too. 
We are well on our way to reaching our fundraising goal of attending the L'Arche Jubilee in July. 
Our grand total for the day was £551.27!
Thank you to everyone who helped make it happen. 

If you are interesting in making a donation towards our attendance of L'Arche Jubilee or would like more information on what it is please contact the  Holly at: holly.hiles@larche.org.uk
or tel: 01463239615   

We look forward to hosting another open day in the near future, until then keep checking out our blog for upcoming events.   

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Our Easter Holidays


Thank you to all who attended out Easter Celebrations.
We began with the Footwashing ceremony at Ness Bank church on Maundy Thursday. Rev. Fiona Smith joined us for our feast and we are grateful for her hospitality in the church hall. Alison Francis; a volunteer and long term friend of L'Arche Inverness helped prepare for the day and we are ever so thankful.
The Stations Of The Cross followed on good Friday with Syd playing the role of Jesus. We had a gorgeous warm and sunny day for the occasion which made the walk around Braerannoch's garden all the more enjoyable. Anne Richter; an assistant in Brae, set up our prayer space very beautifully as you can see in the the picture.
Easter Sunday was a huge success and again the weather was absolutely gorgeous. We had a great turn out of friends and family and enjoyed singing, dancing and playing games. The highlight of the day was taking part in our Easter Egg hunt where little handmade Rabbits were found; kindly donated to us by the Knitting Ladies from St Mary's in Beauly.  We hope everyone Enjoyed their Easter.