Brotherhood Church

Contact
Jo or Bracken

Postal Address
Stapleton
Pontefract
WF8 3DF

Telephone
07946 535 745
Year started
1921
Situation
rural
Number of over 18s
5
Ideological focus
Environmental pacifist anti-capitalist
Legal structure
none
Open in principle to new members
yes
Charge visitors
no
Work in Lieu
yes

To make things clear – we are not a brotherhood or a church. We are a small group of people who are aiming to live in a better way, without consumerism and the madness that goes with it, but making use of modern technology in a pragmatic way. Apart from aiming to live in a way that is sustainable and low impact, we feel it is important to work towards putting things right outside of our own immediate surroundings. We involve ourselves in the local community and in wider movements. We would describe ourselves as environmental and pacifist, vegetarian/vegan, with a healthy horror of what is going on in mainstream politics. We are not religious, or conspiracy theorists, or in alignment to any political parties or new age spiritualism. After a history of 100 years of non-violent direct action, we feel there are many issues needing to be addressed to make the world a better place – some are becoming pressingly urgent, like the climate, environmental destruction and the clampdown on human rights, for example.

There is about ten acres of land here. We have composting toilets and are partly off grid. We have some income from activities on the land, and some of us have separate ways of earning a living. Everyone contributes to the upkeep of the place through helping out, and financially if possible according to their means. Visitors are welcome, but we prefer to meet people before they stay if possible. We are open to volunteers, depending on their skills and interests. There is room here for more permanent members, but we need to get to know each other first. We have facilities to host meetings with camping space and some caravans. We do not charge for this, but expect groups to be self-sufficient with food, etc.

community does not share income
community does not require capital from members
community has broadband internet access
community does not generates any of its own electricity
community uses solar energy
community buildings not insulated to a high standard
community members use bicycles
community does not have an organised system for car sharing
community is accessible by public transport
community shares utilities
community has tool sharing system
community has organised systems for recycling
community has some kind of ecosewage system
community is involved in land management
community grows a lot of vegetables
no communal animals
no regular communal meals
community does not have policy which restricts smoking
community buildings at least partly wheelchair accessible
community is involved in campaigning

Diggers & Dreamers
care of BCM Edge
London
WC1N 3XX
United Kingdom

info@diggersanddreamers.org.uk

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Brotherhood Church is currently looking for new members

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