About Adelaide

Chairperson: Trevor Whitney

Deputy Chairperson: Rochelle Whelan

Secretary: Lyn Whitney

Treasurer: Mel Zerner

Spiritual Facilitator: Shelley Cochrane

Legal Representative: Lisa Christo

Address: PO Box 48, Rundle Mall, SA, 5000

Phone: Trevor 0403 711 653


Tax deductible donations can be made to L’Arche Adelaide; please email us if you would like to make a donation.

Our History

Supporters of the L’Arche community in Adelaide first met in January 2013. We were drawn together by a common vision of seeing a faith-based L’Arche community home for adults with intellectual disability established in South Australia.

After this first meeting, the group continued to gather regularly – to share stories, pray, eat together, celebrate, and begin an ongoing journey towards understanding what it means to be a L’Arche community in SA.

In January 2015 we held our first community weekend at the Highgate Park chapel in Adelaide’s eastern suburbs. Approximately 24 people attended, including people from interstate L’Arche communities, gathering for community building, envisioning, fun and worship.

In mid 2015 L’Arche Adelaide officially became an incorporated body under the banner of L’Arche Australia. In November 2015 L’Arche International accorded our group project status. We held our second community weekend in January 2016. At this gathering we appointed our first permanent board. We have a  mandate to guide us as we take further steps on the road to community.

The community gathers together on the first Sunday of each month. All are welcome.

We welcome new members. If you would like to become a member or supporter, or find out more, feel free to contact Trevor on 0403 711 653 or

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