Ashram Community began in 1967, with the intention of developing committed urban communities, which would develop appropriate new forms of Christian community related to urban needs. This led to having inner-city Community Houses in the 1970’s to 1990’s, in seven cities. Now it is concentrated in Sheffield where there is a community house and a community project, although new residents are not being recruited at present.
The Community sustains its radical Christian base through regional Branches, half-yearly Weekends and half-yearly Community General Meetings, plus Inner City Retreats, Study and Research, Summer School, Holidays, and other occasions. The Community wrote and published a “Discovery Course in Radical Christianity” called “Journey”, and sponsors Radical Christianity conferences and Radical Christian Books. In 2009, it published its story and philosophy in “A Lifestyle of Sharing” (Ashram Press.) Recent books include, Community, Discipleship and Inner City Testament.