Revd Lucy Winkett is a long term friend of Quiet Gardens, regular contributor to Radio 4’s Thought for the Day, former Canon of St Paul’s, she is currently Rector of St James Piccadilly. She spoke at our Annual Gathering in 2017, which you can listen to below.
“When I walk into our quiet garden I can be distracted by the fact that it is furiously busy with things growing; but I reinterpret it, if I can, as the worship of the Creator by the created. A garden looking quiet to me is actually full of natural sound, the music of creation which is the music that I join in, every time I open my mouth to sing a hymn or to say a prayer. It’s a fundamental principle of going to church. It is a fundamental principle of liturgy that our own services are simply joining in what is already happening which is the worship of all creation of the Creator. So a quiet garden isn’t quiet, it’s full of fabulous noise. “
From 2017 Annual Gathering
Recommended Resources by Rev’d Lucy Winkett:
- Lucy Winkett spoke at our 2017 Annual Gathering on ‘In Quietness is Strength? How can we rediscover the wisdom that hides in quietness and silence?’ Listen or read here.