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Pleshey House of Retreat, visited by St Peter's congregation, is situated at the edge of a small, moated village in the heart of the Essex countryside and is a place of prayer, space and quiet reflection.
A digital candle links us with St Michael in Hawkshead. Prayers shared in each church will be projected to join our communities in prayer.
Local beekeepers run seasonal workshops in St. Peter's Crypt. "We encourage people and businesses to plant more pollinator friendly forage."
Local writer and performer, Jocelyn Esien "made history as the first black female to write and star in her own TV sketch show, BBC's LITTLE MISS JOCELYN."
"Our mission is to provide well-being through gardening and we are passionate about providing educational opportunities, relieving social exclusion and providing therapy to those in need through horticulture and healthy living."
If you live locally and would like to join in, we would love to hear from you.
The De Beauvoir Gardeners is a club for anyone who has a window-box, a small patch of ground, an allotment or a garden. Meets monthly first Tuesdays in St. Peter's Crypt.
Local artist Cedric Christie's 'Stations of the Cross' hang in the gallery of St. Peter's Church.
St. Peter's is a pick-up point for Growing Communities organic fruit and vegetable box scheme.
De Beauvoir Womens Institute
We offer affordable acupuncture in our multibed clinic on Tuesdays 4-8 or Fridays 9:30-1:30 in St Peter's Crypt.
One of St. Peter's supported charities - Switchback is an intensive mentoring programme. Our Switchback Mentors help 18-30 year old male offenders – Trainees – make real, long-lasting change after their release from prison
The London Spirituality Centre website runs workshops and seminars near Bank.
The Retreat Association:
Pray As You Go:
St Beuno's Spirituality Centre: