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Easter at Cefn Lea


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As we prepare ourselves in Lent and we get ourselves ready to celebrate the Triduum at the end of this season, here is a short (13 minute) video with highlights of last year’s Cefn Lea celebrations. It reminds us of … Continue reading

February 20, 2018 in LCSB by

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St Theresa of Lisieux


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St Thérèse of Lisieux and Lectio I have just come back from a 5 day pilgrimage with young people from our parish. We went to Normandy to see the D-day landing beaches, to Lisieux to visit St Thérèse’s home town, … Continue reading

April 23, 2017 in LCSB by

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Salt for the Earth and Light for the World


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Aidan Hughes, one of the young teenagers of the LCSB, writes about the latest retreat organised by Teen leader, Tom Machin. In February, the Northern Teens (and one from Torquay) were lucky enough to enjoy another fantastic retreat at Soli … Continue reading

March 13, 2017 in LCSB by

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Holy, Holy, Holy


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James Alison, our keynote speaker at Cefn Lea this year, gives us food for thought as we journey in Lent towards Easter, and a foretaste of his two talks which will be on Good Friday and Easter Saturday. “Holy, holy … Continue reading

March 6, 2017 in LCSB by

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Begin at the beginning


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It’s always good advice when starting something new. This new beginning has many different threads and strands and here I will reflect on some of them. In November 2016 I took the step of becoming a seeker with the Lay … Continue reading

February 7, 2017 in LCSB by

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Family Values


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If asked to describe what the LCSB means to me in one word it would be Family! It feels like I have been involved for ages but when I think back it’s only a couple of years, having started my … Continue reading

October 19, 2016 in LCSB by

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Falling and struggle help faith mature


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A religious faith to many people is a counterintuitive thing. If I can’t touch it or see it how can I be sure? There’s nothing we like more than certainty.   Richard Rohr takes the counter intuitive one stage further … Continue reading

September 1, 2016 in LCSB by

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LCSB on Social Networks


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The LCSB has always operated behind closed doors in terms of sharing pieces of writing from and about the community. We have a beautiful magazine which comes out 3 times a year called “Listen” which covers different themes each time, … Continue reading

August 11, 2016 in LCSB by

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Learn about Lectio Divina


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As Christians we believe that scripture is the word of God, indeed that it is, quite literally, “God-breathed.” The term Lectio Divina refers to a process of “spiritual reading” which can include: a) The process of slow, meditative reading of … Continue reading

August 10, 2016 in LCSB by

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Welcome to the LCSB blog


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The Lay Community of St Benedict (LCSB) is a dispersed ecumenical community with a love of St Benedict and a rule of life which puts Christ at the centre. Originally the Worth Abbey Lay Community (WALC) we became independent to … Continue reading

August 9, 2016 in LCSB by

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