Are you already a Quiet Garden Host?

Would you like to visit a Quiet Garden?

Or just find some peace and quiet for an hour or so?

  • Coffee and drinks provided
  • Please bring a packed lunch
  • Donations welcome

Programme for the day

  • from 10.00am - Coffee and welcome
  • 10.30am - Stilling Time
  • 10.45am - Some examples of Quiet Gardens locally and in a London school
  • 12.15pm - Worship
  • Lunch
  • 1.30pm - Ideas for the future
  • 3.00pm - Tea


The Quiet Garden Movement - A Ministry of Hospitality and Prayer

“Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest."

The Quiet Garden Movement promotes and encourages the use of gardens as a sanctuary for rest, spiritual refreshment, prayer and meditation. It is a Christian charity which welcomes people of all faiths, or none, to Quiet Gardens. In our busy, noisy world, time spent in a Quiet Garden can be hugely beneficial. Founded in 1992, this small charity has now spread its network across the world with Quiet Gardens in four continents.

Quiet Gardens serve their local community in a simple, low cost way, by providing space and opportunity for rest, refreshment, stillness and reflection in a context of natural beauty. For whole or half days, some Quiet Gardens simply provide this quiet space, whilst others offer led meditations or teaching on Christian spirituality.

Quiet Gardens are all different but each will offer opportunity for silence, stillness, and reflection in a welcoming environment. The gardens are of all sizes and types. They are not necessarily large or neat and tidy!

There is more information on our website

St Bede’s Pastoral Centre, York

St Bede’s provides hospitality, welcome and peace to all those who come – and also provides a place apart for those who want to explore and deepen their spirituality. The centre is housed in a beautiful Georgian building with an attractive and peaceful walled garden. It is close to the city centre of York, a five-minute walk away from national rail and bus stations and is easily reached using the City’s park and ride scheme.

More information about St Bede’s and directions can be found on their website

Regional Gathering of the Quiet Garden Movement