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Annual Gathering 2018

Seeking enchantment in the Quiet Garden landscape

On Saturday 28 April, 2018 we met at St George’s CofE Church, Barbourne, Worcester, UK for a day of exploring silence and enchantment in the natural landscape. The day included talks, practical workshops and discussion – with opportunities for silent practice and to meet with others from the Quiet Garden Movement.

…Muir saw that we can learn from nature and be restored to our true selves when we strip away our layers of self-protection and immerse ourselves in it. He wrote, ‘Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike.’

Rt Revd Graham Usher in Places of Enchantment – Meeting God In Landscapes

We were joined by Rt Revd Graham Usher, Bishop of Dudley and author of Places of Enchantment – Meeting God In Landscapes.

We also heard from Matt Freer, Quiet Gardens Project Manager, on “Silence in a changing landscape”, as well as Tina Jefferies, Trustee and Host of Sanctum, on Quiet Gardens in 2018, and Annie HeneryHolland, Host of Tremorran – Back to the Garden, and Jane Silvey, Host of the Quiet Garden at Saint George’s Church, Barbourne.

You can listen to all the talks using the audio player below – or download the transcripts:


Bishop of Dudley – Graham Usher on The landscape of Quiet Gardens.

Matt Freer – Quiet Gardens Project Manager on Silence in a changing landscape

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