From Janet Robinson
Sir, - On visiting the St Denys Retreat Centre, Warminster, last
week - something that our committee does four times a year - we
were amazed and deeply saddened to hear that the Trustees of the
Community of St Denys intend to make a decision in principle to
This intention appears to have been established with mystifying
speed, no consultation or debate, and no obvious cogent reason.
The Retreat Centre, known as Ivy House, has good levels of
occupancy, and forward bookings. It is a place of mission, renewal,
and outreach. It organises and runs many and varied quiet days,
in-house retreats, and meetings for local charities and concerned
groups (of any denomination or no faith). It has a calm, warm, and
spiritual atmosphere, and appears to fulfil all the criteria of the
original Communities' aims.
Why should it be closed? Why the unseemly haste?
The Julian Meetings
16 The Meadows
Hereford HR3 5LF