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Quiet Garden Morning

On Wednesday 25th May the Quiet Garden will be open to all visitors from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

There is no charge, just enjoy the tranquility of the space.

Come and enjoy the peaceful stillness of the Quaker garden. Sit and contemplate the flowers and trees. Walk slowly and meditatively using the spiral walkway. Read in a secluded corner.
Friends will be around if you wish to talk, or have a cup of tea.

The Friends Meeting House dates from 1787 and is the local Quaker place of worship.
The garden is a walled burial ground, with gravestones dating from 1820s, which now form a path around a central grassed area. In the middle is a small spiral meditation walkway. There are borders with mature trees, some areas with flowers others left as a natural habitat for wildlife. This secluded area is now part of the Quiet Garden Movement.

We will also be taking part in the Open Garden Day on 17th July (12-5 in the afternoon).

Meetings for Worship

We held our first Meeting for Worship together today since March. There were six of us in the pleasant surroundings of the garden, bathed in sunlight and blessed with birdsong. The flowers in the courtyard are wonderful, thanks to Mary.

Having carried out a risk assessment and put in place posters about safety during COVID-19 and provided for hand-washing or sanitiser, and markings for social distancing etc., we are able to resume weekly Meetings for Worship, outdoor for preference, but indoors if the weather is not kind. We will be limited to eight people if we move indoors, so registration with the Clerk is necessary. The kitchen will not be used nor will there be anything that is normally shared, such as books. The cleaning regime for the Meeting House and particularly the toilets will be considered with our cleaner this week. They’re will be a one way system operating when we meet indoors, so please follow the guidance of the welcomers. We are not planning to re-open for any other groups before September at the earliest.

We continue to care for each other and keep in touch by phone and email. Please contact Adela or Jackie our Overseers with any concerns.

Flower display by the south wall
Flowers in the courtyard trough
Flowers by the front corner