A description of the program offered by the Sisterhood of Saint John the Divine (SSJD) which "welcomed ten women aged between 22 and 40 to spend a year in God's rhythm as 'Companions on the Way', becoming part of their religious community" (p. 8). Sister, Constance Joanna Gefvert, the coordinator of the program said "We feel strongly that God is calling us to this companions ministry for young women at the same time that we desire to renew our own mission as a contemporary monastic community. We will be formed as much by them as they will be by the experience of living among us" (p. 9). "Talking about how the new companions are finding life in community after six months she said, 'What they find most difficult is the schedule. They are all women who have been used to running their own life, going out when they like and having free time. They all find getting up to pray at 6 am very tiring and everything is laid out during the day'. The community has a complete daily schedule of work and prayer from early in the morning until later in the evening: (p. 9).
"The Community of St. Anselm, now in its second year, is currently made up of 15 people living at Lambeth Palace full-time, and a further 21 people who live and work in London, joining part-time. The year-long programme includes prayer, study, practical service and community life" (p. 10). "'The Community of St. Anselm very deliberately takes people from all over the world, with their cultural differences and personality differences', Archbishop Justin [Welby] said in a sermon. 'It deliberately takes bits of the disunited church. It takes all these different factions and fragments and it's an experiment to see if together we can live in unity, because we are in the vine -- because we abide in the vine'" (p. 10). The prior of the Community of St. Anselm is the Rev. Anders Litzell.