Revd Christine Shedd wrote and presented an online retreat for us during the first lockdown which you can access by clicking here. The password is SimonsS34t Unfortunately, due to technical problems, we have been unable to share this until now, but the experiences and readings […]

Following on from our announcement during the 2nd lockdown last year, we now know we will not be re-opening before 17th May 2021. Since March last year, our Chaplain, Canon Graham Bettridge, has shared his thoughtfulness and wisdom in a weekly Thought for the Day, […]

Kindly created for us by Professor Rosemary Mitchell.Lorenzetti’s Presentation of Christ in the Temple The seasons and feasts surrounding Christmas put a strong emphasis on waiting for God’s revelation.  We begin with Advent, a season of waiting – and we finish with Candlemas, the feast […]

Our new programme is available now on this website. We aim to re-open on 1st April, and so unfortunately all events prior to this date have been cancelled. You can see a pdf of our programme here. The events highlighted in yellow have been cancelled.

Twenty two Hello to all who find an enjoyable and sustaining welcome in Parcevall Hall and its gardens, but also to those who cannot wait to look after you all again.   August sees us cautiously opening the Chapel for Communion and prayer.  (Terms and conditions […]

From our Chaplain Canon Graham Bettridge‘The Gate of the Year’ ‘Shear Madness’ is a Murder Mystery, (a must attend), the longest running non musical play in America; we took the scholars to this comedy play when we were in Washington. The play is set in […]

From our Chaplain, Canon Graham Bettridge. ‘Friends of Bill’“Here we go, here we go, here we go, here we goo here we go….” sang the 12 Union Jack waving khaki uniformed soldiers as they counter-marched across the wooden stage. The impact on the audience of […]

From our Chaplain, Canon Graham Bettridge“a still small voice” I Kings ch19v12 ‘Plymouth Argyll 2-Tranmere Rovers 2; Aston Villa nil Torquay United nil; Queen of the South 3 Aberdeen 4; and so it continued. The voice had an almost mesmeric cadence to it, consistent and […]

From our Chaplain, Canon Graham Bettridge Flotsam and jetsam ‘Nobody loves a fairy when she’s forty, nobody loves a fairy when she’s fat etc’, dressed in a tutu and wearing a tiara Margaret would on very special occasions be persuaded to render her party piece. […]