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Maningham Community in Cornwall 2024

Friendship Co-Housing Community

We pledge that ’in all people we look for goodness.’ We also hold and practice these principles: kindness, respect, mutual care, empathy, confidentiality and we shall respect each other’s boundaries, age, gender and space.

Who We Are

We are an intentional community focused on the care and well-being of each of our members and the greater community in which we live.. We are a diverse group with concerns about climate change including climate justice, interested in self-sufficiency, permaculture, rewilding, regenerative organic agriculture, adaptation & spiritual awareness. Our community is for people of all faiths and beliefs grounded in acceptance and the importance of honouring differences. We all agree to follow established Quaker values.

Where we live

Friendship Cohousing is a private company founded by our members who acquired this former Rectory known as Maningham, in 2021. As a relatively new community we continue to discover, explore and learn from each other and from the land we care for. We are learning and growing as individuals and as a community each and every day.

Each member, by paying a licence fee, has the private use of at least one (or more) rooms, and shares the use of the remaining parts (40%) of the property with the other members. Together, we form one large household, spread between the main house plus adjacent ancillary buildings.

Members who can contribute a capital loan (linked to property values), benefit from a reduced licence fee, but all our members help with running the place, including paying towards household expenses.

Where is Maningham?

Maningham is adjacent to St. Illogan Church (where there is a bus-stop), five minutes by car (2 miles) from the A30 and ten minutes (2.8 miles) from Redruth railway station, and 27 minutes (48 miles) from Newquay.

Maningham is 14 miles from Truro where there is a cathedral and large hospital, and over 60 miles from Plymouth, the nearest large city.

Interested in joining our community?

  1. Please download and fill in our enquirers’ form.
  2. Also write your “Who Am I?” text – – – (click ‘Download “Who-Am-I?” format’ for guidance).
  3. Submit both documents on our contact page.
  4. Thanks! We shall contact you and may invite you to a Zoom meeting with us.
  5. After some initial getting to know each other we look to invite mutually interested parties to visit us at one of our Enquirers Days. If you would like to attend an Enquirers Day, please contact us for further information.

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