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“Living @ God’s pace” Weekend

on Sun, 08/31/2014 - 11:34

Friday evening of August Bank Holiday weekend saw some twenty or so Shechem members gather at the House of the Open Door near Broadway, a Roman Catholic retreat house which had its origins in the renewal of the 1970s when a family opened their home in Slough and the life of the community began. There were many reminiscences of the beginning of Post Green. The community today owns a beautiful retreat house with buildings grouped around a lovely courtyard with a fishpond providing a great sense of tranquillity.

Shechem Day at Holton Lee

on Sat, 05/10/2014 - 11:29

We were invited to Holton Lee by Frank & Jenny. Some eleven of us met and talked with seven Christians from the local area who are involved with, or wanted to learn more about, Local Houses of Prayer (LHoPs).

East To West national day

on Sat, 03/10/2012 - 19:03

We had a good National day - Andy Burns, the CEO of the charity East to West, gave us a talk on the three main areas that drive the vision of the charity: Social justice, a prophetic calling, and the worshipful response.

Review of the year

on Fri, 09/02/2011 - 00:00

From the Shechem AGM...

We’ve had two births. Some members have had difficulties with their health. Debbie and Abi are both engaged. On August 2nd Debbie Brill and David Bye were married at Easthampton Registry Office in Bracknell. Witnessed by a select gathering of immediate family and close friends they made sincere, thoughtful and meaningful vows. Simple celebrations were held in their garden after the wedding on a glorious sunny day. Please pray God’s richest blessings on their life together!

Shechem Weekend 2011

on Fri, 06/03/2011 - 00:12

Our annual community weekend gathering has been and gone! It was a great time together, and the website will be updated with stories and photos from the weekend over the coming weeks.

In the meantime, take a look at Roger's photos on facebook from the weekend.

Please bear with us while content across the website is updated. Thank you!

Looking Forward to Shechem Weekend

on Fri, 04/22/2011 - 21:33

Our theme this year at Shechem weekend is ‘Food for the Body, Food for the Soul’. I know I am very much looking forward to our weekend together this year and a theme involving food seems just so in keeping with us as a community.

National Day Group Feedback from ‘Handing on the Baton'

on Fri, 04/22/2011 - 20:31

I think we all found Ian Bentley’s input to our gathering in Basingstoke extremely helpful. Ian’s own life journey into leadership had been influenced by people and incidents along the way. He had received and been grounded in the faith often by quite unlikely people. We saw how Paul’s nurturing and encouraging of the young Timothy is a pattern for us all in our churches and, in this case, in Shechem.

Shechem members news Spring 2011

on Thu, 04/21/2011 - 21:37

Engagements, new arrivals and more....

Holton Lee Update

on Fri, 04/01/2011 - 21:21

Springtime is upon us, and our Shechem thoughts are moving towards our weekend gathering at the end of May. As a result of activity through the winter, we will see some changes.

For those who helped by digging out allotments behind the Art Studios, you may remember that the Horticulture Programme is focusing on high value crops e.g. asparagus beds, heritage vegetables, and increased fruit production. We supply some local food shops and surplus produce is used to make jams and chutneys.

Weekend 2011 planning meeting

on Mon, 02/28/2011 - 18:17

Some Shechemites got together in January to get planning for the 2011 Shechem camp... now officially know as the 'Shechem weekend' to encourage guests to come who may not be so keen on camping! Here's a few key points to have come out of the meeting. You may be interested in some of these details if you want to find out more about how this year's camp will look.