Category Archives: Quiet Days

An inspirational work by Artist Karen Bourne

Artist, Photographer and Calligrapher Karen Bourne awoke one morning whilst on holiday in Norfolk and looked from her bedroom window at the golden light piercing through the trees opposite their holiday home. Lifted and inspired she wrote the hidden Haiku poetry:  Golden Green Stillness. Lambent in the dawn’s cool air. Momentarily.   And painted ‘Norfolk Dawn’.  

Garden of the Heart, a reflection on the day

Artist Karen Bourne displayed her own inspirational work as she led a Quiet Day at The Living Well entitled ‘Garden of the Heart’. Guests considered their inner garden and spiritual seasons and produced Haiku poetry and images as they explored their way through the day. Karen has kindly loaned a piece of her work entitled… Read More »

Clergy & Family in Ministry in Canterbury Diocese?

Whether you are clergy, or their partner or spouse we offer you the use of our quiet spaces, our discreet rural location in Nonington, and our confidential listening and prayer – if requested. We are aware that whilst life has improved greatly in the last few months, many of those serving in ministry are weary.… Read More »

Creative Arts – 6th May

The sun shone brilliantly as Rev. Denise Critchell led a Quiet Day entitled Listening to God through Creative Arts. Here are a few photos of the created pieces….it was a joy to feel the Spirit of God moving freely in the garden, the chapel, and the whole house throughout the day! Thank you everyone for contributing…..’… Read More »

Daisy Chain poem

Said Naomi to RuthRuth, my life is more bitterMore bitter than yoursYours is to growTo grow and to goTo go where God leadsLeads your heart and your soul.Soul-mates are we, said sheSaid she to her mother-in-lawMother and daughter, in lawIn law, but free in their love and embracingEmbracing God in their journeyingTheir journeying, both bitter… Read More »