Guiseppe Conlon House

Postal Address
49 Mattison Road
London
N4 1BG

Telephone
02083488212
Year started
2010
Situation
urban
Number of over 18s
5
Ideological focus
ecumenical Catholic anarchist pacifist
Legal structure
none
Open in principle to new members
yes
Charge visitors
no
Work in Lieu
yes

We are a community of the radical Christian “Catholic Worker” movement. The Catholic Worker is an ecumenical, pacifist, and anarchist movement founded by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin in New York in 1933. As a community we are dedicated to living simply, in solidarity with those who are marginalised by society and in resistance to violence and injustice. The London Catholic Worker was brought together by the Jubilee Ploughshares 2000 disarmament action, in response to the need for a Catholic Worker community of hospitality and resistance in the world’s second imperial city. In June 2010 the London Catholic Worker opened Guiseppe Conlon House. At Guiseppe Conlon House we provide hospitality for destitute refugees and asylum seekers. We have a community meal every evening and other activities such as prayer, bible study and “round table discussions” which are open to all living in the house as well as friends, volunteers and visitors. We also run the Urban Table soup kitchen in Hackney every other Sunday. As part of our work of resistance we organise vigils and are involved in campaigns against war, arms trade, drones, and in solidarity with migrants and refugees. We take as our manifesto the Gospels, the lives of the saints, especially our CW founders Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin, and the CW “Aims and Means”*. Our aim is “to build a new society in the shell of the old”, “a society where it is easier to be good”, bringing about a non-violent revolution by changing the world one heart at a time. *http://www.catholicworker.org/aimsandmeanstext.cfm?Number=5

community shares income to some extent
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 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 does not have any kind of ecosewage system
community is not involved in land management
community does not grow vegetables
no communal animals
regular communal meals
community has policy which restricts smoking
community buildings not wheelchair accessible
community is not involved in campaigning

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

info@diggersanddreamers.org.uk

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Guiseppe Conlon House is currently looking for new members

Live-in community members and volunteers are needed at Guiseppe Conlon House. Come and be a part of a community of hospitality and resistance. If you want to live simply, in community with the poor, and work for peace and justice, then this is for you!
Tasks are diverse and include housekeeping, repairs, gardening, administration, case work, random creative projects and spending time with guests. We usually expect volunteers to make a minimum commitment of 3 months. We offer free accommodation and meals. Please email for more information.

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

Guiseppe Conlon House is currently looking for volunteers

Live-in community members and volunteers are needed at Guiseppe Conlon House. Come and be a part of a community of hospitality and resistance. If you want to live simply, in community with the poor, and work for peace and justice, then this is for you!
Tasks are diverse and include housekeeping, repairs, gardening, administration, case work, random creative projects and spending time with guests. We usually expect volunteers to make a minimum commitment of 3 months. We offer free accommodation and meals. Please email for more information.

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