The Quiet Garden Movement
"Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest"
Quiet Gardens - A simple ministry of hospitality and prayer
- A resource for
The Quiet Garden Movement encourages the provision of a
variety of local venues where there is an opportunity to set aside time
to rest and to pray.
These may be:
- in private homes and gardens
which are open for occasional days of stillness and reflection. For those who visit, these become oases, places of withdrawal and meeting, of spiritual refreshment and support.
in retreat centres or local churches
which offer within their premises an area of beauty and peacefulness dedicated to quiet prayer and solitude.
- in inner city areas
which seek to create places of stillness and beauty amidst the hustle and bustle of life, sometimes in apparently unpromising surroundings. These can become a focus for the local community.
- in prisons
which can provide a tranquil, green space for both staff and prisoners