Everything in the garden is so very quiet

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A NEW ‘quiet garden’ offering residents a place to reflect and rest has been opened on a Sheffield estate.

The Cross at Yew Lane was launched in Parson Cross by Rev Phillip Roderick, founder and director of the Quiet Gardens Movement, chaplain at Whirlow Grange and the Bishop of Sheffield’s advisor on spirituality.

He blessed the new venue and talked to visitors about the history of the Quiet Garden movement.

The garden is based at Creswick Greave Methodist Church on Yew Lane and the church is hosting a series of activities including quiet days, healing services and prayer sessions.

From April 18 to 22 prayers will take place at 7.30pm every night and on Easter Sunday there will be a ‘Sunrise Celebration’ at 5.45am with communion at 10.45am.

Nick Waterfield from PXI Parson Cross Initiative said: “The gardens will hopefully give space to take time out from the busy pace of everyday life, and help people to relax, and be renewed.

“The gardens mirror our respect as Christians for the local environment and an appreciation of God’s work in nature, and our desire to share that with others.”