The Quiet Garden Movement

posted 27 Feb 2013, 10:01 by Richard Ryder   [ updated 23 Feb 2015, 10:34 ]
Over 20 years ago, the Revd Philip Roderick founded The Quiet Garden Trust. He envisiged a ministry of silence and
hospitality, where people could meet locally on an occasional basis, to enable spiritual refreshment and support.
There are now around 300 gardens worldwide. The Quiet Garden at Fishbourne Church is a new venture, offering the healing balm of silence and good teaching, but in a hospitable corporate setting. It provides a chance to ground ourselves in the natural world, and encourages stillness and reflection.

Initially, the Quiet Garden will be held between 2pm and 4.30.pm. on four Thursdays in 2013 as follows:
  • 28th March: (Maundy Thursday) - The Rev. Malcolm Rothwell, Methodist Minister
  • 9th May: (Ascension Day) – Kathy Ince, Reader, Warblington with Emsworth Parish
  • 25th July: Rae Moyise - Spiritual Director & Family Group Facilitator
  • 26th September: The Revd. Canon Dr. Anthony Cane, Chancellor, Chichester Cathedral
Future meetings will be notified through Church magazines or pew sheets.


The Rector of Fishbourne, the Reverend Moira Wickens, is pleased to welcome us to the XIII century church of St. Peter & St. Mary. Nestled into its environment, with an attractive churchyard, its site also offers lovely walks – south towards Dell Quay and westwards towards the village and duck pond. There is ample parking space. Although there are two bench seats in the churchyard, we do suggest that you bring your own chair if you wish to sit outside. Equally, you might like to bring a cushion, as wooden pews inside can get hard! Teas and coffees will be available.

If you would like any further information, do contact Sue on 01243-784983 or Barbara on 01243-776692.
Suggested donation of £5 to cover costs and for the ministry of the Quiet Garden Trust.
The church is south of the A259 about ½ mile west of the A27 Fishbourne/Bosham roundabout.
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