We were delighted to welcome members of the Community of St Anselm to our final tea party of the year. We also said thank you to our departing Resident community member, Lakshmi, for all she has meant to us in her two years in the house. We gave gifts, and sang (some of us danced!)Continue reading “Welcomes, endings and farewells”
Happy Easter everyone!! It was wonderful to be together as a whole community on a gloriously sunny Sunday at the end of Easter Week! We had tea and cake and chatted together. Some of us planted sunflower seeds and played games. We welcomed some guests, celebrated several birthdays and shared news. Later on, we toldContinue reading “Easter tea Party”
Members of Lyn’s House were present at an event on Saturday March 19th showcasing the presence and work of Christian organisations and communities across Cambridge. The text of the brief presentation given by Lyn’s House on our life and work is below. The event was organised by CamCan. THE TEXT OF OUR PRESENTATION Lyn’s HouseContinue reading “Lyn’s House at Cambridge Christian Action Showcase”
On this Shrove Tuesday, which is also World Down Syndrome Day, our regular meal in Lyn’s House ended with pancakes!
Below is the text of a sermon preached at evensong at Magdalene College by a member of the Lyn’s House community. It reflects on some themes of Candlemas alongside aspects of the life – and commitments – of the Lyn’s House community . There is a link to the text of the Candlemas story ofContinue reading “Candlemas sermon”
We started the new Cambridge term in style, with ‘Lyn’s House Has Got Talent 2.0’ (we had our first one ever this time last year..) Talents on display in this Zoom gathering included singing, dancing, painting, badge-making, and the rare ability to do a double tongue-roll! We prayed together in words and Makaton signing byContinue reading “Lyn’s House Has Got Talent!”
This week, we said goodbye to four ‘leavers’: those residents of 2020-21 who are moving on this summer, together with those from 2019-20 we couldn’t say goodbye to properly last summer because of restrictions on gatherings. After a picnic, we shared news, told the story of Lyn’s House as a human timeline, and prayed togetherContinue reading “Farewell to leaving residents”
Our annual BBQ this year was in two ‘sittings’, so we could keep within the maximum of 30 people meeting outdoors each time. We re-told the story of Lyn’s House as we welcomed some new people into that story. We celebrated people’s news, achievements and recent/forthcoming birthdays. Our new t-shirts were modelled by several ofContinue reading “Summer BBQ”
The sun shone for us! We talked about how much we had missed just being able to sit together and chat, laugh, sing, pray… And we did all those things together, in glorious sunshine!