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 →