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 […]

From our Chaplain, Canon Graham Bettridge ‘You could see the Crystal Palace if it wasn’t for the ‘ouses in Between’ Howard Spring used the irony of the music hall song “You could see the Crystal Palace if it wasn’t for the houses in between”. In […]

As part of our appeal, we’ve added a ‘Donate button’ to this website, which you can find by clicking here. Details of other ways to donate are also given on the page. You can donate any amount, as either a one-off, monthly, quarterly or yearly. […]

“Immortal God what a splendid world I see. Why can I not grow young again?”Erasmus of Rotterdam 1517 The painting in Tate Britain by Jack Smith is of a mother bathing her baby in a sink in a bare corner of her kitchen. It is […]

Father, Son and Holy Spirit It was, as intended, the wedding of the year: uniformed Guard of Honour, Trumpet Fanfare, many attendants for the beautiful bride and a charming groom and best man all in full fig.  The large church had five aisles to be […]

It has been decided Parcevall Hall will remain closed for July. We will keep you updated, and let you know when we have a date for re-opening via Facebook, our website, or if you have opted in, by email. Our grateful thanks to everyone who […]

Taking notice – curiosity Bonaparte did not know what his men had found demolishing an Egyptian fort to make it larger in 1799, when they took from a buttress a much older stone with writing and pictures all over it, some of these looked like […]