« grandad - yes that'll be me! | Main | margins to mainstream - fresh expressions conference nov 21 »


Diane Kingston

Hi Jonny - interesting, and thanks for posting this as I couldn't be at GB this year. Have you come across the book "Creating Community Anywhere"? It was written in 1993 after the authors had visited a variety of communities and while I'm reading it I'm checking the www for how these communities are doing more than 20 years later (so far, each one I've read about has developed and adapted). The authors commented that it wouldn't be possible for everyone, and even those who would like to adopt this lifestyle tend to need to have a significant fund (many have inherited) to start up, and maybe this is what Toby was referring to when he talked about "imbalance of power and resource". But what a dream to have brought to reality! I wonder how the principles could be applied by people living on typical English housing estates.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)


  • about jonny

    e-mail mesubscribe to rss feed


  • facebook twitter pioneer flickr delicious grace proost ealing london independent photography mission community fresh expressions greenbelt vimeo chelsea


  • blog rolljonny delicious bookmarks


  • typepad monthly archivesmy first blog

worship tricks

  • series 1series 2series 3series 4

    where i come across creative ideas, liturgies, movies, music tracks, service outlines or anything that strikes me, i add them as worship tricks. i started these in april 2002 when i first began blogging and they have built up over the years so that i am now on the third series. this has proved a pretty popular feature of the blog.

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner