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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.

Please contact our main office for permission to use any of our photographs or content on: 01463 239615


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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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Celebrating Halloween in Mactalla

Mactalla hosted a Spooky Nights Party last Friday for Halloween. 
The team worked really hard to transform Mactalla into a haunted house for the night, Saorsa prepared games and Braerannoch provided a DJ for the night. Everyone came in wonderfully creative costumes; some scary, some funny and some cute as a button (or bunny). Take a look at all of our pictures from the night in the video below. 

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Monday, 20 October 2014

Exploring Our Mandate

Anthony visited the community last week to support us in updating our current Mandate.
What is a Mandate you ask? A mandate looks at the vision of L'Arche Inverness. It helps us to see our priorities for the next three years.
We invite all of our community members and friends of the community to help us update our mandate.
You could help us too if you have any ideas or suggestions. Below are some of the questions we ask when looking at our priorities for the next few years.


What has been good in 
 L'Arche Inverness ?

What has been difficult in L'Arche Inverness

What do we need to do more of?
What new things should we do to help us grow?

If you would like to help us with our mandate by offering feedback please email Holly at holly.hiles@larche.org.uk

please send this by November, 24, 2014.

Thank you,
All at L'Arche Inverness

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