“There is not a single blade of grass, nor any colour that does not have as their purpose that we should enjoy them”
Jean Calvine, 16th Century French Reformer
The retreat centre is set within 30 acres of lawns and woodlands. A charming walled garden provides organic produce to complement our table as well as beauty and peace to delight the senses. Many unusual birds have found a safe haven here. Various sculptures and artworks are waiting to be discovered both inside and out.
A traditional labyrinth has been created in the orchard offering opportunity for walking, meditation and prayer - following the ancient way of walking sacred paths. You will find a second contemporary labyrinth in the old tennis court, suitable for wheelchair users.
In the wild wood, a former curling pond has been restored. Now dug out to its former length and width, you may walk round this water feature or venture further through the shelter belt and on up to the Smallholding.
Free range chickens pick their way through the parkland and horses graze in the paddock. Surrounding the Bield are 340 acres of organic farmland and we are producing more of our own organically grown food at the Smallholding. This is in harmony with our commitment to stewardship of God's earth.
Such a wonderful, quiet and spiritual place, May God continue to bless this place and all who stay – Linda