The St. Francis Quiet Garden at St. Peter’s Community Garden joins worldwide Quiet Garden Movement
The Quiet Garden Movement is a global network of over 300 gardens in homes, churches, hospitals and schools. Quiet gardens are made available by local hosts for people of all ages to experience silence and spend time in prayer and contemplation.
We are delighted to be joining the worldwide Quiet Garden Movement. In joining we mark the importance of silence together in natural surroundings and will be exploring the health and spiritual benefits of taking regular times of quiet in nature.
The St. Francis Quiet Garden is open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (weather permitting) from 9:30 to 3:30. It is situated within St. Peter’s Community Garden, Fairwater, in a secluded location away from the main gardens, at the side of the church.
Anyone interested in visiting should:
Telephone: 02920565550 (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10 – 5), or
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or
Call in: 211 St Fagans Road, Cardiff, CF5 3DW
Book a visit or just call in.
Our Quiet Garden along with the Church is available for Quiet Days, PCC Planning Sessions etc.
“The Quiet Garden Movement is about giving people permission to step back and experience a sense of stillness and wonderment” said founder Reverend Philip Roderick. “We live in a world where we are swamped by methods of communication and yet we find ourselves unable to communicate. Silence is the missing and vital ingredient. Even as little as five minutes can be restorative and healing.”
The world’s largest study into the links between rest and well-being, published in 2016, showed that “being alone” and “in the natural environment” were rated in the top three most restful activities.