Catholic Worker Farm

Postal Address
Lynsters Farm
Old Uxbridge Road, West Hyde
Rickmansworth
WD3 9XJ

Telephone
01923 777201
Year started
2006
Situation
rural
Number of over 18s
2
Number of under 18s
2
Ideological focus
Hospitality, Resistance & Gardening
Legal structure
Open in principle to new members
yes
Charge visitors
no
Work in Lieu
yes

We here at The Catholic Worker Farm are working to support and accommodate destitute women (whom we call ‘Guests’). These are vulnerable homeless women and children disentitled to benefits or work permits, literally “street homeless”. The house is located near London, England, on a working farm, restored to suit the needs and comforts of our Guests, where we try to live each day by the love and values of Jesus Christ.
We have received over 30 women since August of 2006. Along with our family, the house permanently accommodates seven individuals who have battled through horrific circumstances to reach the peace and safety which our community endeavors to provide. As well as providing accommodation and companionship within the life of the community, we also offer to advocate on their behalf so that they can initiate progress in their own lives. “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.” Matt. 25
We also believe that our faith leads us into a life of repentance and resistance. That is, God is calling us to change our minds and hearts as well as the minds and hearts of the beloved community outside our sphere of immediate influence, our brothers and sisters on the street, in the military, at the Ministry of Defence and at Downing Street, London. To create a place, through the guidance of the Holy Spirit where Justice and Peace embrace. We vigil (stay awake) outside Northwood Military Headquarters, Middlesex, U.K. While the state wants us to remain sedated, we watch and pray for just one hour.

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 does not use solar energy
community buildings not insulated to a high standard
community members use bicycles
community has 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 does not have any kind of ecosewage system
community is involved in land management
community grows a lot of vegetables
no communal animals
regular communal meals
community does not have policy which restricts smoking
community buildings at least partly wheelchair accessible
community is not involved in campaigning

Catholic Worker Farm is currently looking for new members

Send them a message:
thecatholicworkerfarm@yahoo.co.uk

Catholic Worker Farm is currently looking for volunteers

Send them a message:
thecatholicworkerfarm@yahoo.co.uk