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Lucy Shares her First Revelation of God

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Lucy Cogley lives as part of our community, she is the wife of Christian, our Catalyst programme supervisor. When she shared this recent reflection, I was encouraged and wanted to share it with you all too.   “I remember my first revelation of God as my father. I had been reading a book called “screwtape […]

Encouragement and Testimony from some of our Leavers

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I wanted to share with you some short testimonies from ex-volunteers that were shared around the campfire a while back. Such wonderful insights and encouragement in here – “God provided everything that I needed in Ashburnham – travel, friends, new life and relationship with Him.” Giovanna from Brazil “You all bought something interesting to me. I […]

Applying to be a Volunteer at Ashburnham Place – Advise for Visa Applicants

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During normal times, we have around 50 international volunteers at any one time within our community, and we try to be as diverse and international as possible. The majority of our volunteers are European and British as we are only granted a limited number of visas for people from the rest of the world. We […]

During this time, is the Catalyst Volunteer Program running?

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In a short answer, yes it is. Things are a little different, as they are everywhere in the world right now, but we still feel confident that Ashburnham Place is a great place to come and serve for up to a year. The program will run a little differently over the next few months. Instead […]

Creative Jesus Evening

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What a delightful evening we were treated to a couple of weeks ago. All the young people on our Catalyst discipleship program had been set the challenge of communicating who Jesus is in a creative way. They were instructed not to use the words ‘me’ or ‘I’, so it wasn’t about their relationship with Jesus, […]

Gideon Releases his first single “Home”, written at Ashburnham Place

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Gideon, from Germany finished the Catalyst volunteer programme at the end of the summer 2019 and left us in early September. Whilst he was here, he wrote his first song and recorded it. Now it has been released on Spotify and iTunes (click the relevant link to purchase his song). I caught up with Gideon […]

Christian shares his Learning’s from the Life Theology Stream

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One of the great joys of living as part of the Ashburham Place community is being able to meet people at the beginning of their stay and then get to know them and to see how they develop during their time here. Todays blog post and share is from Christian from Italy, it was such […]

Macey – Connecting with God outside the usual Boundaries

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Whilst there is no doubt that we continually have amazingly talented groups of volunteers with us at all times, it is really nice to see something totally different at the graduation ceremony. Macey from the USA bought us something new in December 2019 with her photographs taken with the use of a Camera Obscura (pinhole […]

Maddy – Fearlessness will Open new Doors!

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I’ve got another wonderful final graduation project to share with you today. It is such a great opportunity that the young people have whilst they are here, to write, record and release their own song. Maddy from Germany was with us from January to September 2019 and she was just 18 when she arrived. Which […]

A Touching and Spectacular Acapella Performance from Sári

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Morning friends. I am delighted to share with you probably my favourite graduation project ever (well, so far!) This week I introduce you to Sári, from Hungary who stayed with us for around eleven months in 2019. Which stream of the Catalyst volunteer programme where you on? I was part of the Creative ministry stream. […]