The Quiet Garden at Fishbourne

Garden Type: Community

Opening: Seasonal

Description: You are welcome to come and join us in St Peter’s Place, Fishbourne Church Hall, (two miles west of Chichester), for an afternoon of rest, quiet and spiritual reflection between 2 and 4.30pm on any or all of the 4th Thursdays in the following months in 2016:  
            April 28:  Sue Riddell storyteller:  The Journey 
            May 26:   Annie Sneller, community mediator
            June 23:  Sue Hyland, teacher & musician:
            July 28:   Jane Russell, spiritual accompanier:
            August 25: Marion Syms: spirituality networker:
                        ‘Journeying through Samaria’ (Jn 4)
            Sept 22:  Rev. James Cooper, Hospice Chaplain
                        ‘Journeying with Ratty & Mole’

Sit either inside the Hall or outside in the churchyard, becoming aware of the rhythm of your breathing, being present to the presence of God;  or walk through the water meadows, either towards Chichester Harbour or beside the stream to the village with its duck-pond and high reeds.

“And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east;  and there he put the man whom he had formed” (Genesis 2:8). 

Jesus said:  “See how the lilies of the field grow . . . Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these” (Matthew 6:28)

Recently, Metropolitan Kallistos Ware  (patron, Quiet Garden Movement) said:  during silent times “simply sit, or walk slowly.  Let the feeling of the place sink in.  Stop. Look.  Listen.  Be present where you are.  Listen to the wind in the leaves of the trees.  Listen to the sound of the birds, or perhaps little animals or insects moving among the grass.  Then listen to the silence beyond those sounds.   Don’t be afraid.  Don’t feel it is making a demand on you.  Just be open to it.  Let it speak to you.  Just be present where you are”.

Offers accommodation: NO

Contact details

Host Name: Jane Bingeman

Location: St Peter’s Place, Fishbourne Church Hall, Chichester, West Sussex, England


Phone: 01243 776223