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Post Green HousePost Green, near Poole in Dorset, had been a centre of Christian ministry since the 1960s, and had experimented with the establishment of a community in the early 70s. In 1975, an agreement was reached to join forces with the Community of Celebration, and in the course of the next 12 months or so numerous people from Yeldall and Cumbrae moved there. This Community was supported by its own charitable trust, not by CCCT. However, the two trusts were linked in that there were frequent joint meetings of those involved in management. Post Green took over Celebration's wholesale distribution business, thus gaining income from sales while Cumbrae received royalties.

Post Green had an established ministry which continued under the new arrangement, chiefly of teaching, healing and caring. Annual camps in the spring and summer were the centrepiece, attracting hundreds of visitors each year. Media for teaching included a leadership training course, ministers' symposia and a group Bible study course. A Fisherfolk team travelled widely in the UK and Ireland. A magazine, GrassRoots, was produced. Up to a dozen households provided the arena for healing and caring ministry, some members becoming highly skilled in counselling and therapeutic work.

Like Cumbrae, the Community began to put down roots with various business ventures: the Celebration publishing business, a local caravan site, garage, fishing lakes and Post Office. It too went through a process of adopting a constitution, and experienced the changes of the early 80s in a similar way. However, the situation here was more complex than at Cumbrae. In 1984-5 it was decided that Post Green would revert to its original focus in ministry, with the "Celebration" element separated out to continue in association with Cumbrae (shortly to relocate in the USA). CCCT now became the supporting charity for the group remaining in Britain.

Post Green campA spring holiday camp at Post Green. These camps could attract as many as 600 visitors. Ministry included teaching, worship and group discussions, prayer and counselling, plus a childrens' ministry.

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