Background

The Community of St Anselm was founded in 2015, by the Archbishop of Canterbury – The Most Rev Justin Welby.

Over 100 young people from different Christian denominations have since been part of the community from many countries around the world.

“I started the Community of St. Anselm to give young people a profound experience of prayer, service and living in community. It has been a transformative experience for those who’ve taken part – and for those of us praying, living and working alongside the community.”

Justin Welby (Abbot of the Community Of St Anselm)

St. Anselm

Saint Anselm, a Benedictine monk and brilliant scholar, was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1093-1114. Anselm became a monk when he was 27 – when he first enquired about the possibility, aged 15, he was turned away.

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