L’Arche Genesaret Canberra

About our Community

Founded in 1978, L’Arche Genesaret was the first L’Arche community to be established in Australia. We celebrated our 40th anniversary in 2018 with a clear direction to welcome new people – with and without an intellectual disability – into our community life. We are an intentional community in the Christian tradition, respecting and welcoming people of all faiths and different beliefs. Our name “Genesaret” is a place name from the Gospels and signifies our Community in Canberra as a place of life, faith and healing. Each person is encouraged to discover and share their unique gifts and grow in love, self-giving and wholeness. 

Community Leader

Brendan Price


Regular Activities

We offer Saturday Community Gatherings, Desert Mornings (spiritual reflections) and Open Prayer Nights every month.

What we Offer

We offer a wider network of belonging and friendship through community membership and a range of community gatherings and spontaneous social opportunities.

Contact Us

canberra@larche.org.au | PO Box 419, Curtin ACT 2605