Peterborough Quakers

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Description

A still pool of quiet in a restless city, with a large, beautiful and peaceful garden. The Meeting House and its garden are an oasis of tranquillity. Parts of the garden symbolise the Quaker testimonies of Peace, Truth, Equality, Simplicity and Sustainability. The garden's labyrinth offers the opportunity for prayerful walking and contemplation.

Standard opening times:
The garden may be visited at any time. (Please note that any group using the Meeting House has the use of the garden, so please respect their privacy.) Contact the hospitaller for details of events and opening times of the Meeting House.

There is a Quiet Morning on the second Friday of every month from 10 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. when after a time of welcome and coffee there is a short guided meditation leading into a period of silent private contemplation, with opportunities to read, write, draw and walk in the garden. The morning ends by gathering for a period of shared reflection and a light lunch.

There is a programme of events during the year including Quiet times and Silent retreats(18th March, 22nd July and 11th November)which provide opportunities for stillness and reflection, Arts and Crafts afternoons, Open Garden days and an Urban Pilgrimage. Anyone welcome to attend - details in the ‘Garden’ section of the website (see below).

Location

21 Thorpe Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE3 6AB, United Kingdom

Directions

Travel directions: Grid reference TL185985
By car: In Thorpe Road, Peterborough (beside Crescent Bridge). There is a small car park to the front of the building
By public transport: Citibus 2 and 4 stop nearby. It is a short walk from both the rail and bus stations.

Facilities

The Garden and Meeting House have level access. There is a disabled toilet in the Meeting House. Light refreshments are available at listed events. Quiet days etc. as listed above, and for individuals or groups by arrangement. A hospitaller is always available on days of listed events.

Hospitaller/Contact Person

Daphne Lynas,
Felix House
2 Searjeant Street
Peterborough
PE1 2LR

Tel: 01733 756446

Email:

Web Link

http://www.peterboroughquakers.org.uk

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