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Please note: From 9th July  -17th July 2024, The road into the Bield from the A85 at Agricar will be closed.  The Bield will be able to be accessed by continuing on the A85 to the next junction at Tibbamore crossroads, and turning left, and then left again, the Bield will be on the right.

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Welcome to the Bield at Blackruthven. If you'd like a place for rest and relaxation, or for prayer, reflection and healing, you'll find the Bield at Blackruthven an inviting setting.  The Bield at Blackruthven was set up in 1998 to be a centre for Christian Spirituality, retreat and healing in the widest sense of the word.  "Bield" is an old Scottish word, rich and resonant in meanings, from shelter to welcome, from refuge to strength.   Individuals or couples, families or groups are welcome for day visits or longer residential stays.

‘Encounter with the

Woman at the Well’

            18th June 2024 – 14th July, 2024


Here at The Bield, we are very fortunate to be hosting the Retreat Association’s icon, depicting the story of the Woman at the Well. It was a gift to the Retreat Association from the iconographer ‘Ikon John’ (John Coleman), who hoped it would help encourage others to take time out in prayer and quiet reflection. The icon, which is making its way around the UK visiting retreat centres, is with us for a month.

Each Wednesday, on

19th June, 3rd July and 10th July,  at 11am

26th June at 4pm

there will be opportunities to sit with the icon and participate in guided prayer, led by members of The Bield Pastoral Team.


The icon will also feature in our 2-day silent retreat 26th-27th June

Additionally, guests of the Bield will have access to sit & pray with the icon during their stay.


Why not book in for a day, half day, overnight or join us for the 2-day silent retreat.


 “The water that I will give will become in them  a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.”

There is something very special about this place - peacefulness, beautiful walks, time and space to just ‘be’.  Bless you all who make the Bield what it is – a place of refuge in a storm – Gail

There are no words to say what a blessing this haven is to those who believe and to those who don’t.  A little piece of heaven here on earth.  Thank you for sharing this amazing place of peace and playfulness

I have been so enriched by God at this beautiful place and with these beautiful people.  This is God’s haven and shelter for a weary soldier!  Blessings – Charles

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