"a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common"
"the condition of sharing or having certain attitudes and interests in common"
I often think of "community" in terms of things like: local community; or a group of countries working together like the European Community; or maybe even a Church Community.........
Regular readers will possibly have realised that over recent months we have been doing much work in collaboration with the Christian Charity In2venture in the area of building community. This is a different slant on community with phrases like: "geographically disperse"; "temporary community"; "common interests" all being relevant. The community that we are trying to build with In2venture is one which is; "committed to exploring faith through outdoor activity". Really its a bunch of folk with a common interest in outdoor activities that get together on a regular basis with the hope of encouraging; inspiring; taking "rest" from daily life together as we engage with our created environment through outdoor activity. We've had some great times together exploring caves; climbing mountains & journeying by open canoe. There's a link to the programme here, if you might be interested - you know how to get in touch!!
In the meantime here are a few photos, hopefully they might be inspiring, encouraging & say something of our awesome created environment:
By the way, the scope of this Community building is presently being broadened to include a separate "Family Programme", there's a link here. We've had a great time out with families, paddling canoes; scrambling in ghylls & messing about in the woods - if you'd like more info. Please just get in touch!