Bipana's story

L’Arche is different from anywhere else. We are so connected with each other.Read more

Rosie: my first year at The Ark

Rosie, from L'Arche in Ipswich, reflects on her first year in L'Arche, and how the Community improved the way she feels in herself.Read more

Sam Wells on 'being with' and belonging in a time of loneliness

In November 2018, L'Arche UK hosted a public event at the Wellcome Collection in London, exploring the role of intentional communities like L'Arche in creating places of belonging in a time of loneliness.Read more

When I’m at L’Arche I like my body

and, because of that, I’m learning to love it when I’m not.Read more

Jean Vanier: Belonging in an age of loneliness

‘So as you’re stripped away from all that is not the primal innocence, there is something then which is the only thing which is at the heart of the universe, is what brings everything together, and that is love.’Read more

Teachers of Joy

Léon van Ommen, a theology lecturer at the University of Aberdeen, wanted to know what we mean when we — as L’Arche — talk about joy.Read more

Jenny's vocation

Lucille Kennedy reflects on how Jenny, a core member in the L’Arche Preston Community, is gifted at ensuring people are not lost at the edges of our society and are seen human beings.Read more

Cyril's story

'It wasn’t until I lived here that I was fully able to understand what people with learning disabilities have to offer. They make the people around them grow.'Read more

Rebound Books

Core members and assistants at L’Arche Brecon are working together to rebind old hardback books into beautiful journals, which are then sold to the public.Read more

Moses' story

'I think L'Arche offers the world love. It shows the world how to be respectful towards people with learning disabilities and how to value every person'.Read more

L’Arche London celebrations conclude in Westminster Cathedral

L’Arche London concluded its 40th anniversary celebrations on Saturday with an inclusive service of thanksgiving at Westminster Cathedral.Read more

L'Arche London's 40th anniversary celebration

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of L’Arche London there will be an inclusive service of thanksgiving at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday 14th July.Read more

Volunteering with L'Arche Ipswich: Christelle's story

Christelle is a volunteer in the L’Arche Ipswich community. In this piece she reflects on how celebrating her birthday in the community brought her to a deeper understanding of L’Arche.Read more

London Marathon 2018

Last Sunday Michael, Gemma, Lucy, JJ and Sophie joined over 40,000 runners to take on the 2018 London Marathon for L’Arche. So far they have raised over £8000.Read more

Our India appeal

L’Arche in India was founded in 1970. Since then five multi-faith communities have been developed across the country. Here people with learning disabilities have not just a home but access to healthcare, basic education and circles of support.Read more

Launching our alumni scheme

L’Arche UK is launching its alumni programme for ex-assistants. The scheme will be a great opportunity for this network to stay connected or re-connect, both to one another and to L’Arche and a chance for us to share news and stories about L’Arche past and present.Read more

Wool Felting in L'Arche Bethlehem

Since 2009, core members at L'Arche Bethlehem have been working to create a range of felt products out of previously unused sheets wool - they are now being sold across the world.Read more

Laura's Gift to Amy

Amy is an assistant at the L'Arche Community in Manchester. Here her relationship with Laura, a core member in the community, has taught her about joy and wholeheartedness.Read more