We are a small Celtic lay community – Catholic with an ecumenical heart based
in the two parishes of High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire. We have been
officially around since 23 rd May 1996 when we first signed a Community
Covenant, although we had been acting as a community for a while before then.
We are intentionally small ourselves but with a calling to prayer and to help
other communities, parishes and groups to grow. The picture we were given was
of a mother strawberry plant sending out runners which themselves take root
until a network of daughter plants is created. The mother plant would look the
same size as all the others but have much deeper and stronger roots so it could
support the others. The call to be a Celtic community was something that had
been growing for a while but we made official on All Saints Day (1 st of November)
2015 as a result of a sign from the Boss about the renewal of the Celtic anointing
poured out to evangelise these islands. The Community meets weekly in small
sharing groups called Faith and Friendship Groups and gathers everyone
together twice a month once for worship and once for a meal. We also ran men’s
groups called the Band of Brothers that ran for the last 15 years in two local
prisons and on the outside goes for activity weekends away, see
www.faithandfriendship.org.uk. This ministry has led to the development of a
men’s weekend we are about to launch called:
“Releasing the eagles: Celtic spirituality for the end-times warrior”
The Source Community is a member of the European Network of Communities E.N.C. you can find out more about the E.N.C. at www.e-n-c.org.
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"This community has made such a difference to me. I feel loved and supported."
"It is so encouraging to be able to share with other like minded believes and to be able to share my struggles and victories with them."
"I feel that I have found a family to which I belong."
"I wouldn't miss the weekly meetings for the world. They are the one part of my week that I won't miss for anything!"
The men of the source community take part in a variety of character building events, including Para gliding, canoing and caving.