Well we’ve been blessed by being able to welcome some new visitors to the Cross at Yew Lane over the past couple of weeks; on the 26th April, Rev Vernon Marsh (Sheffield Methodist District Chair) came as part of his visit to PXI – Parson Cross Initiative. Judith and I were able to share with him the Quiet garden vision and how we were hoping to both develop the gardens and the buildings to create an even better and more welcoming space.
Today we welcomed a group of students through Sheffield University Chaplaincy team, their visit a few weeks ago was cancelled with all the heavy rain we got. After sharing a meal together and explaining something of the work of PXI and the Quiet Garden at Yew Lane, they set about working in the gardens building a new front bed planted with lavender and geraniums.
We’re hoping to organise a garden work day for a Sunday afternoon in May or June when we’ll do some tidying work, and some more work on both the Front garden and the Cloistered garden. Keep watching this blog for dates and details.
Thursdays at the Cross at Yew lane are of course always a time you can come to enjoy the quiet or do some gardening. The building is open from 10am and you are free to come and go throughout the day as you choose. The “listening service” (offered as part of the PXI District Centre Chaplaincy service, it provides a confidential service with a trained listener for you to talk to and share your worries and problems) and the “resting room” (where you can relax, rest, study, meditate and pray) are both available all day 10am till 3pm. At lunchtime (12.30pm) we offer the opportunity to share soup and a roll, and some fruit; and in the afternoon (1-3pm) “space to grow” provides the chance to spend time working in the gardens. There is no charge for anything on the day – but we ask that those who can would make a donation to support the Quiet Garden. …. we hope to see you there one day.