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Come into the garden, Lord

In 2007, the Quiet Garden Trust marks its 15th year of offering sanctuary and solitude. Sarah Meyrick looks at the movement’s roots, and discovers eight of England’s most admired quiet gardens

SINCE THE 1990s, a quiet revolution has been gathering momentum. Literally quiet: for 2007 sees the 15th birthday of the Quiet Garden Trust, an idea that has blossomed over that period from a small seed into an international movement.

The first Quiet Garden opened in Buckinghamshire in September 1992. It was the vision of the Revd Philip Roderick, then the Director of the Chiltern Christian Training Programme in the diocese of Oxford. For many years he had been leading ...

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It depends what you mean by ‘gaps’

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John Polkinghorne, physicist, priest, and writer, will be 85 on 16 October. Patrick Miles talked to him  Subscribe to read more

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In forgetfulness of the Kingdom

The Church has cut Jesus’s teaching from the heart of its worship, says Hugh Rayment-Pickard  Subscribe to read more

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