We are having an Open Day on Tuesday, 30th July from 12 noon to 5pm. The Bishop of Carlisle, the Rt Revd James Newcome, will be present to talk to and, during a service in the afternoon (either outdoors or in the polytunnel if wet), will bless the land and the House of Prayer project.
We are hoping there will be some activities to turn a hand to. Revd Philip Greenhalgh will be basket weaving. Revd Annie Gray will be talking about medical herbalism and alternative therapies. Eric from Slackhouse Farm will be demonstrating organic cheesemaking. There should be a potter’s wheel and some folk music to join in with (so bring an instrument!). Light refreshments will be on hand.
It will be an opportunity to ask questions, see what we’re trying to do, both in the long term, with low-impact buildings, and in our experiments with sustainable growing of food and permaculture. Or visit the Eighth Century Bewcastle Cross, just up the road at the church.
We have no idea if any of this will work, but we’re here to take the risk and give it a go!
So come along and join us for the afternoon. We’d love to see you, hear your ideas, and hopefully you’ll leave feeling inspired, or at least that you’ve enjoyed yourself!