Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Spring at Pilgrims Hall

I was prayer walking around Pilgrims Hall recently and thought I would take some photos to add to the many I have already posted on this blog.


I have been asked a number of times if this is my church or what is  my connection  with the place. No, it is not a church as such but if one sees the church as a body of believers and not a building, then  yes, it is a church. It is a Christian retreat and resource centre, a place where one can come and be refreshed or rest awhile, be taught, counselled and a place of safety for the needy and hurting. 











There is a lot more to the grounds than we see here but the photos can be seen on other posts.
The wooded areas are full of wild flowers









Looking back towards the main house

A carpet of petals from the Cherry blossom





The old stable block

Pilgrims Way that runs along the side of the property
This was part of the route taken by Pilgrims on their way to Canterbury in days gone by. 

Hopefully one day I will post on some of the interesting history of Pilgrims Hall






23 comments:

Vee said...

Pilgrims Way...ohhhh, that must have a lot of interesting history. The grounds there are so lovely and restful. I can well imagine how weary ones could find a lift there. It must be wonderful to walk there and pray as you go. The coral and yellow flower combination makes me smile. Wonder if I can duplicate it in some small way in my own garden.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Such a beautiful spot you have there. I'll be interested to hear the history behind it all.

Judy said...

OH MY!! how delightful and how serene and peaceful the place looks. Thank you for sharing your prayer walk. Judyx

Terri said...

It would be easy to feel nearer to the Creator there... not at all like the freeway during rush hour. Thanks God for nature. It's where I live (in my mind).
And then the proximity to all that history! Thanks again for the tour.

Patsy said...

To me they look like the color of orange sherbet and yellow flowers.
It all looks so peaceful and a wonderful place to walk and pray.

Willow said...

I had wondered where the Hall got its name. Now I know.

It's a truly lovely and peaceful place.

Deanna said...

Barb, This is so heart warming and absolutely beautiful. What a gorgeous place for a retreat and to get refreshed. A lovely post.

Beautiful!

Barb, would you be so kind as to say a healing prayer for my daughter, Ashley. She'd love to be married and have more children to raise in a christian home. She went through an unwanted divorce 3 years ago.

A fine Christian Husband and devoted daddy for her daughter, Payton would be answered prayer.

Also my son, Austin is in need of healing in his mind.

Thank you. Please lift these two up in prayer and if you have others that would join you in prayer would be much appreciated.
Thank you,
d

Needled Mom said...

What a spectacular place! The wisteria is just stunning. What are the yellow and salmon colored flowers? They are lovely too.

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

Thank you for the lovely tour, Barbara. I recognize many of the scenes from my visit there with you two years ago!

Camille said...

This looks like such a peaceful and beautiful place.

Lori Zehr said...

Beautiful! The cherry blossoms remind me of a picture I took up in Yorkshire, right about this time of year when we visited!

Trisha said...

Hi Barbara,
What a beautiful place to take a prayer walk. I can see why anyone would be prayerful and thankful in such a beautiful place. Blessings from Kentucky. Have a great day!

Jan at Love It said...

So peaceful and calming. What a wonderful place to contemplate, pray, meditate.

Mary said...

This is the first timw I visit your blog! The photos are incredibles! As one comment said... I'm also thanks god for nature and all his creations! So beautiful!
God bless you all...
Mary

bristowmom said...

So many beautiful flowers!

Annie said...

Beautiful retreat center; all you would expect. The colors in the first two photo are just spectacular.

Bishop Stone said...

That is such a nice garden. It must have been lovely to walk around.

diane b said...

I love the flowers on the forest floor. The grounds look very peaceful and a good place for meditation.

Midwest to Midlands said...

Looks like a beautiful peaceful place to be. I'm sure it has a fascinating history too.

a woman who is said...

Wow, I would love to a visit to Pilgrims Hall right now! What a lovely concept and lovely place to go for comfort and prayer. I would love to hear more about how this all came about =)

Knitting Mania said...

Always lovely photos, Spring has blessed you both with amazing color this season!

Continue to enjoy all that God has for you both.

Pom Pom said...

Oh, I loved looking at Pilgrims Hall! I read a fantastic novel about a pilgrimage this year and I became so curious about pilgrimages. It's always nice to visit with you, Barbara! I DO love your haircut! That's such a cute photo of you on the sidebar.

Illusionfree said...

Wow! Its sooo beautiful, calm. I would love to read its history too.