Sadly, we are announcing that Parcevall Hall will remain closed in December, and will not re-open before the end of January next year. The situation will be reviewed during January. We are contacting everyone who has booked, so please bear with us. If you would […]

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. […]

We hope to be announcing a re-opening date soon. We have been putting preparations in place, and would like to reassure you that when that time comes, everything will be done to ensure we keep our guests and staff as safe as possible. You can […]

From our Chaplain, Canon Graham Bettridge We are fearfully and wonderfully made – Psalm 139 In “Auguries of Innocence” William Blake spoke of ‘to see the world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower, to hold infinity in the palm of […]

From our Chaplain, Canon Graham Bettridge ‘Are you all sitting comfortably, then…’ Words like butterflies flying here and there in the garden alighting at a whim on an unsuspecting flower, ideas, thoughts and idioms, attitudes and intentions, visions, the wings of words like those of […]

From our Chaplain, Canon Graham Bettridge Being awoken to the new normal In animal eyes, the guide said nonchalantly, the largest animals just see us in our four by four as a mirror of themselves, therefore we are too big to tangle with. His proud […]