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Annual Gathering 2018

28 April, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Seeking enchantment in the Quiet Garden landscape

Annual Gathering – 10am – 4pm on Saturday 28 April, 2018

at St George’s CofE Church, Barbourne, Worcester, UK

Join the Quiet Garden Movement for a day of exploring silence and enchantment in the natural landscape. The day will take place at the Quiet Garden of St George’s Barbourne in Worcester and include talks, practical workshops and discussion – with opportunities for silent practice and to meet with others from the Quiet Garden Movement.

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

…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

Matt Freer, Quiet Gardens Project Manager, will also be speaking in the morning on “Silence in a changing landscape”, and we’ll have time in the afternoon for creative contemplative practice using the Quiet25 Course.

St George’s CofE Church Barbourne is arguably Worcester’s finest Victorian church with an Arts and Crafts interior. It aims to be a holy place for the whole community. A Quiet Garden has been created beside the church which can also be viewed from the modern Magdalene parish room if the weather is inclement.

St George’s CofE Church Barbourne is 15 minutes walk (0.7miles) from Worcester Foregate Street Station and 12 minutes walk (0.6 miles) from Pitch Croft car park by Worcester racecourse (passengers can be dropped off at the church).

Tea and coffee provided – bring your own packed lunch.

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To book your place please use our online booking system below, where you can pay online or by cheque, alternatively call the Quiet Garden Office on 01494 578909.

The ticket price goes towards covering the costs of organising the day – but should this mean you are unable to join us please contact us to enquire about a concessions ticket.


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28 April, 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


St George’s CofE Church Barbourne, Worcester
Saint George’s, 15 St Georges Square, Barbourne
Worcester, WR1 1HX United Kingdom
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