The Well, Centre for Spirituality, Westbury on Trym

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The Well, Centre for Spirituality, Westbury on Trym

Description

The Well, Centre for Spirituality, Elsie Briggs House, is a small, 15th Century Hall House in Westbury on Trym. (It can be seen on the right of the photograph). It has been open as a place of contemplative prayer since 1991. It was bequeathed to the Anglican Diocese of Bristol by Dr Elsie Briggs in 1981, and is administered by a Management Committee. There is normally a resident Warden.

The House has a particular quality of silence and peace, arising from the on-going Christ-centred prayer that is central to its existence. It is a place of hospitality; members of any faith and none are warmly welcome. It has a beautiful garden, affiliated to the Quiet Garden Movement.

The House can be used by anyone for some time during a day or a whole Quiet Day or few days, by arrangement with the Warden.

Regular events:
1st & 3rd Tuesday afternoon: Julian Group 2-3 pm;
Every Tuesday afternoon: 3-5 pm Open afternoon, cups of tea, etc., social gathering, followed by 5-6 pm Shared Silence (People come & go quietly during the time).
Every Wednesday: Centering Prayer Group - check with Warden
Every Thursday: WCCM (World Community of Christian Meditators)
1st Friday: Taize Group 8 pm
All of the above are open to visitors, everyone is welcome.

Location

Centre for Spirituality Elsie Briggs House 38 Church Road, Westbury on Trym, Bristol, BS9 3EQ, United Kingdom

Directions

Grid reference: ST 57161 77470
Note: Satnav BS9 3EQ can come up as Parish Office for Trinity Church, same directions but look for the medieval House on the right-hand side before the Church.

By car: From the M5 (both directions) leave at J17 and follow A4018 into the village
By public transport (rail/bus): No. 1 bus stops in the village, short walk to the House
Rail: Bristol Temple Meads station and then No 1 bus towards Cribbs Causeway
On foot: From the village head for the Parish Church. The House is on the right-hand side of the road before the Church.

Facilities

Unfortunately there is no disabled access at this time.
There is a toilet in the House, and a garden - regret neither with disabled access.
Tea/coffee/etc., and biscuits are offered. There are 2 basic bedrooms for retreatants.
Individuals or groups are welcome to book for quiet days - please contact the warden.
The Hospitaller is normally available, though contact before coming is essential.

Hospitaller/Contact Person

Frances Henley Lock,
Elsie Briggs House
38 Church Road
Westbury on Trym
Bristol
BS9 3EQ

Tel: 0117 950 7242

Email:

Web Link

http://www.thewellcentreforspirituality.org.uk

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