Bedford House

a catalyst for social, economic, and spiritual innovations.

Founding Question

How might a small, under-resourced, group of people, from a variety of faith streams – and none, make a significant difference in our community?


Bedford House Community Ministry is a catalyst for social, economic, and spiritual innovations.


To create spaces where people of all faiths – and none – might engage in “sacred conversations” and experiments – to co-create a community that is ecologically sustainable, socially equitable, and spiritually fulfilling.

Our Story

Lynn’s story is at the root of Bedford House’s origins. 

Noticing 2 sunshower

Noticing 2 sunshower

Woke up with a dream about a lost little Alana in an airport. In the dream I kept retracing steps down hallways and stairways and was not finding her. The panic of time running out rising. Upon waking and sitting up I said to myself “it’s not a dream. I have lost...

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Noticing 1

Noticing 1

Poet Ross Gay has got me noticing. Noticing how grief and sorrow are at the circle’s beginning that ends with the joy and delight of living. Or, is it that the circle begins with joy and ends with grief? Maybe it depends on the day, the season, the era, or the hour....

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737 Donwood Drive, Peterborough

737 Donwood Drive
Peterborough, ON,
K9L 1G6

Call us: ‭(705) 957-2391

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