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Retreating at Little Gidding

I am very fortunate to be staying for 48 hours at Ferrar House, the small retreat house at Little Gidding. On  perfect summers day I travelled just a few miles to Leighton Bromswold and tracked down a key to get into the church.Priest poet George Herbert was Prebend there in the C17th and was a friend of Nicholas Ferrar who founded the community at Little Gidding.
It is thought George Herbert never actually visited Leighton Bromswold himself though raised a substantial sum of money to repair the building. Now the PCC have ambitious plans to introduce new facilities and for that I do wish them well.
Outside the church is a large stone with a plaque beside  saying it was a ” judgement” stone from where criminals were tried. Here is me sitting on it.


July 18, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment