The Cross at Yew Lane as we now call the Quiet Garden was formally launched on 2nd April 2011 and is now a member of the Quiet Garden Movement. It is part of the development of an ongoing vision for an emerging new ministry from this space. This include:
- Regular Quiet Days (Serving local church, the circuit and beyond)
- Quarterly Iona style healing services
- The weekly “Resting Room” providing a quiet space and meeting place
- Space to Grow – a gardening and social group for teenagers & young adults with learning disabilities or mental health issues, their friends, families and carers.
- Special events such as Easter Sunday sunrise service and the recent community garden party (Dig for Victory)
- In addition we support an outreach ministry to the local school which provides art therapy (through a qualified art therapist)
At the launch event in April 2011, Nick Waterfield (from PXI Parson Cross Initiative) said: “The gardens will hopefully give space to take “time out” from the busyness of everyday life, and help people to relax, and be renewed. The gardens mirror our respect as Christians for the local environment and an appreciation of God’s work in nature, and our desire to share that with others.”
The Quiet Gardens see there mission as serving the local population of Parson Cross and surrounding neighbourhoods, as well as a wider ministry to people from Sheffield city and beyond who might look to use the space.
Contact: Rev Judith Jessop (Minister) 0114 231 3518 or Nick Waterfield (PXI) 07432 092683 or e mail firstname.lastname@example.org