Under One Roof

The Story of a Christian Community

Roger Sawtell

978 0 232 53173 2
Paperback |160 pp |198 x 126 mm
Price: £8.99

978 0 232 53226 5
eBook |160 pp

In 1984 Roger Sawtell and his wife Susan and another couple decided to form a residential Christian community – a community of households living under one roof – by combining two neighbouring houses on a suburban street in Northampton. The Neighbours Community grew to encompass four neighbouring houses and was a home to more than 50 people over the course of 23 years. The members lived in simple Christian fellowship according to New Testament principles and shared their home with people who had particular need for support, particularly those with mental health difficulties.

Under One Roof is a unique and inspiring book which tells the story of The Neighbours Community and – as a guide for others interested in the principles of living in community – looks at the wider world movement of communities and new monasticism, with examples such as the Iona Community, L’Arche, Taizé and Quaker communities.

Roger Sawtell is a co-operative entrepreneur who has co-founded two ongoing worker co-operatives, and a founding member of The Neighbours Community, Northampton.
ISBNs: 9780232531732 978-0-232-53173-2 Title: under one roof ISBNs: 9780232532265 978-0-232-53226-5 Title: under one roof