The society is composed of a group of men who have felt inspired by Jesus' parable of the Good Samaritan to be at the service of those being 'passed by on the other side'.
And so it came about that the Jericho Community of the Monastery of Jesus was born, a group of men who came together to live a life of Christian simplicity in community, a life style inspired by Jesus and the Twelve, and who through ongoing conversion of life to Christ-likeness and instructed by Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan would open Jericho Inns at the heart of town and city from where they would exercise their ministry of being ‘JESUS AMONG THE PEOPLE’ welcoming, supporting, and caring for those being ‘passed by on the other side’ irrespective of colour, class, creed, sex, or sexual orientation.
Jericho Houses are to be found across the UK. Our houses specialise in the resettlement of drug abusers, alcoholics and those suffering from homelessness. We also provide supported housing.
Started in 1988, formerly St Francis' Church and Friary, it is now a Care Home Service for people who are homeless and have alcohol or mental health issues. It provides 20 single rooms for both men and women.