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At present we have nowhere to meet or offer hospitality. We plan to build a straw-bale barn as the centre of activities. This will house the gathering space, a library and study area, refectory, kitchen, and showers.
We need to raise £70,000. Both the Archbishop of Canterbury and our own Bishop of Carlisle have given to us financially, but we still have a long way to go. Will you join us to help bring this vision to life?
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If you have donated, thank you very, very much. PLEASE get in touch so we can keep you informed of any developments. But only if you want!
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Author Archives: Rob
Community Apple-Juicing day on Saturday 18th October, Greenholme, 12pm-4pm. Everyone welcome. Bring your own apples (if you have any) and containers for your juice (plastic milk bottles work [..]
A short video introduction to Bewcastle by Rev Philip Greenhalgh for the BBC in 2009.
…who stilleth the raging of the sea and the noise of his waves, and the madness of the people. (Ps 65:7) If we are to establish resilience in [..]
We have a large shrub or small tree in front of the house at Greenholme. We have not been able to identify it since we arrived, and neither [..]
Following the popularity of our first Open Day last year, we have decided to offer another opportunity for folk to visit. This year it will be on Saturday, [..]
We never seem to hear politicians or mainstream economists challenging the mantra of economic growth, even though it is clear the planet is already suffering its devastating consequences. [..]
Native Americans had an abhorrence of ‘ploughing’, declaring it to be a barbaric assault on our ‘mother’ who sustains us: You ask me to plough the ground. Shall [..]
A recent episode of the BBC programme ‘Countryfile’ (26 January, 2014) saw our local MP criticising certain intellectuals for wanting to impose their ‘fantasies’ on the uplands in [..]
Without exception, every farm in the Bewcastle and Stapleton parishes raises beef and lamb. This requires the conversion, and the maintenance, of the land to grass. We have [..]
June and July were sweltering! Unfortunately we weren’t recording weather data until the second half of July, but we are now an official Met Office weather observation station. [..]