Following national guidance (16 March 2020), we are suspending residential sanctuary breaks and public events at the house for the time being. We are really sorry, but mindful of the impact of group visits on vulnerable people of all ages. We wish everyone very well through this strange period.
We welcome sanctuary seekers and volunteer 'hosts' to enjoy the house and garden together in any way you wish for a day, a weekend or a week at a time. Daily experience in the city for anyone without basic security is hard. People who have fled conflict or persecution in their country of origin can... Continue Reading →
We are holding a volunteer morning once a month, on the first or second Monday. They go like this: arrive 10 am for tea, coffee, chat and divvying up the morning tasks working 10.30 to 1 pm (with another tea break) 1 pm shared lunch (provided by Hill House) For more information and the next... Continue Reading →
A FORGIVENESS PROJECT training course at Hill House Postponed until - 5th and 6th September The two day course on planned for April had been fully booked some weeks ago. It will not be possible sadly to run it then, but as there is a strong interest in it, we are postponing it to early September, provisionally. Nearer... Continue Reading →
Saturday 17th August 2019 3 - 5.30 pm at Hill House This is an afternoon to chat, meet, enjoy the garden, chai and cake. Everyone is welcome! At 4 pm there will be a short introduction about the house and its purpose (to provide well-being activities and respite for all, especially those seeking sanctuary... Continue Reading →
May: a wonderful month a garden! Sunny, not too hot, everything green and growing. Birds singing and busy nest building. About 30 friends joined the gardening gang at some point over the weekend. Pruning, digging, weeding, planting, staking, composting, tidying, clearing, mowing and the garden was transformed in a few hours. There was plenty... Continue Reading →
Book at Eventbrite for our fund-raising afternoon of garden entertainment at Hill House on Sunday 30th June 2019, from 1 - 5.30 pm. It begins with a fabulous meal prepared on site and al fresco by "Moveable Feast". Then comes a performance of "Measure for Measure" , a somewhat dark comedy of Shakespeare's, made lighter by musical accompaniment... Continue Reading →
An astonishing array of pickles and preserves grew out of this weekend - with cooking from Kurdistan, Malaysia, Sudan, Stroud, Brimscombe and Bristol! Where there is a kitchenful of talented, taste-discerning women, there will be plenty of delicious food and conversation. The Hill House pickle and recipe book has begun.
20th-21st October 2018 Perhaps every culture in the world has traditional methods of preserving food for lean times. This is a weekend to learn from each other, share recipes from round the world and make seasonal pickles and chutneys to take away. Besides European enthusiasts, we hope to have Sudanese and Kurdish experts on hand.... Continue Reading →
Lovely afternoon and company – from Amberley, Rodborough, Nailsworth, Stroud and Bristol. Many interested visitors came to Hill House for the first time. Ginger scones, cardamom cake, strawberries and cream and the highly acclaimed pancakes cooked on the spot by JP. Gleams of sunshine, and many offers of help for the hill house project, and ideas for... Continue Reading →