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Community Leader: Michael Hutchinson
Address: PO Box 8362, Woolloongabba Qld 4102
Phone: +61 7 3217 3011
Fax: +61 7 3217 3044
Check out our Community Blog http://larchebrisbane.blogspot.com
L’Arche Brisbane is a small Community of two households where Peter as our Foundational member with disability has been joined by Jason, Anthony, Jenny, Sheena and Danny. We also have a number of members with disability who as they say “live L’Arche differently” as they live in their own homes but are loyal members of our community. All these people are truly at the heart of our Community; A Community whose members come from many backgrounds and experiences, each bringing to the Community richness and a sense of genuine friendship.
Since our beginning, we have been a Community that has had a strong faith and trust in God to lead us to be present to the vulnerable members in our society. We see in each other the “Light of Christ” and we bless each other with this greeting at our Community Gatherings as the candle is presented to each person in turn.
As a Community we recognise and celebrate diversity of tradition and culture within our existing membership and from people who may like to join us; be that by making a vocational choice to come and live alongside our members with disability for a period of time or to live out and be part of the life of L’Arche in Brisbane.
Both of our households are situated on the south side of Brisbane and provide a welcoming environment where there is time for a chat and an offer of a cuppa. Who knows you may even get to join Sheena in a game of Memory; or Danny in an Irish tune; or spend time with Jenny’s scrapbook; or Peter would love to chat about life in general; Anthony is always keen to talk about his latest work of drama that he is rehearsing; or Jason with his wicked sense of humor.