Leave me alone with God as much as may be.

As the tide draws the waters close in upon the shore,

Make me an island, set apart,

alone with you, God, holy to you.


Then with the turning of the tide

prepare me to carry your presence to the busy world beyond,

the world that rushes in on me

till the waters come again and fold me back to you.


Prayer attributed to St Aidan of Lindisfarne.


Is it part of becoming older or  part of living in a small market town in Somerset, or is it true, that life seems to be lived at a  faster and faster pace?

When asked how you are, so often the reply is busy, busy.

Sometimes, there is the  need to have a day to slow down, to be still, to become aware of God with us, to feel His presence and peace around us and within us.

For me, and for many others, as we come into the Greenhouse this sense of peace and slowing down envelops us.

On February 19th the Quiet day, Life in the slow lane, will be a day of simple reflections and space to be.