The Well at Willen
The Well at Willen (a work of the Society of the Sacred Mission) is a modern faith based community of families, couples and single people who are attempting to live a shared expression of life through our values of spirituality, hospitality, inclusivity, peace and justice and sustainability,it is based around in a large house with library and meeting rooms in three acres of land located on the outskirts of Milton Keynes, next to Willen Lake. The community, which was founded in 1997,is Christian based but welcomes people from different faith traditions and none, and is actively working to create and foster dialogue understanding and acceptance. We find ourselves greatly enriched by the traditions and experience of others Each family/individual has their own living space as well as sharing in the communal areas. We currently have seven adult residential members and one child plus some longer term residents, three non-residential members and several volunteers. We welcome working guests and WWoof Members and we offer both day and residential retreats,Quiet Days and workshops, our excellent library is open to the public Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.Guest accommodation is in single, twin and double bedrooms and meals are taken with the community. Community members sign up to our mission statement and core values. As community members we aim to have daily, shared meals and times of prayer together, this is led by a different member of the community each week in accordance with their own traditions and all visitors are welcome to attend. Some of the daily tasks of the community are based on a rota system (cooking, duty day etc) others are the responsibility of a designated person (Housekeeping, Shopping etc) We all contribute financially to the running costs of the community and towards food each week. We hold regular management meetings as well as regular meetings of our Charitable Trust which supports our work, of hospitality,healing and peace and justice. We also offer 8 hours service to the community each week. We ask our guests to respect our values when staying with us.