Welcome to Chalice Well
Little St. Michales retreat house re-opens on Monday 14 September
It is with immense pleasure that we announce the re-opening of Little St. Michael’s retreat house and, for the first time at Chalice Well, bookings include a continental breakfast. Read more HERE.
The Gardens to re-open 7 days a week
We are excited to announce the gardens are re-opening 7 days a week from Monday, 31 August. The opening time each day will remain the same; 10 am until last admission at 4 pm each day. The gardens will subsequently close at 4:30 pm. Please note we will only be accepting card payments for the time being.
Even with the reduction in the current alert level, we will have social distancing measures in place, including a one-way system and increased cleaning of toilets and high contact points. We will have to limit numbers of visitors to the gardens at any one time and there may be queues. We appreciate this is probably not the way you will have experienced the gardens in the past and would therefore ask you to bear with us and support these measures during this time.
Chalice Well Shop
During the lockdown, Chalice Well shop has continued to trade online; we are extremely grateful for all your orders and support at this financially difficult time. As well as continuing to trade online, the shop will also be open on the same days as above between 11 am & 4 pm. Customers will be limited at any one time and there will be other measures in place to protect everyone’s well-being.
All events are cancelled at the moment, which sadly includes Earth Festival: Fruition | Midday Meditation and Healing Weekend.
We continue to review this situation and will let you know a month in advance of any events that are re-instated. You can either check back here or join our mailing list(s) to be kept up to date.
whatever their spiritual path, religious belief, age or gender, to honour and celebrate nature and our part in the continuing evolution of this unique and beautiful planet; in peace, unity and co-creation with all life on Earth.
Our aim is to be a place to heal mind and body through the agency of the Spirit with the co-operation of Nature. A place to nurture a growing sense of Unity, in every phase of life. To create conditions where Love can manifest in act and word.
"There is no power on earth that can withstand the united cooperation on spiritual levels of men and women of goodwill everywhere." Wellesley Tudor Pole, 1960 | Founder of Chalice Well Trust
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on the isle of Avalon
a holy well
Chalice Well is one of Britain’s most ancient holy wells, nestling in the Vale of Avalon between the famous Glastonbury Tor and Chalice Hill. For over two thousand years it has been a place of pilgrimage where people have gathered to drink the waters and find peace, healing and inspiration.
Surrounded by beautiful gardens and orchards it is a living sanctuary, a place that welcomes all people of goodwill, whatever their spiritual path or religious belief; a place where the visitor can experience the quiet healing power of the natural forces held within this landscape temple; a place to contemplate and meditate by the constant flowing waters in the valley beneath the Tor.
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at the foot of glastonbury tor within
a sacred garden
The Chalice Well and the main gardens are enfolded in the vale between Chalice Hill and the Tor and the garden's landscape (or aspect) naturally rises upward from the bottom of the garden toward the well head at the top.
The gardens progress from the open space of the lower lawns following the course of the waters to their source.
It is a garden of many 'rooms' each with different qualities, features and planting, but all combine to create a living sanctuary of healing, sanctity and peace.
Read more on our sacred garden page...
whether visiting for an hour, a day or a week
a place of quiet retreat
Many people visit the gardens to experience the peace and unique atmosphere here. Visitors often speak of a sense of crossing a threshold and leaving the everyday behind.
Sometimes just an hour spent in the gardens can be enough. But for those looking for a longer retreat or more personal experience, we offer a number of ways you can benefit from the peace and spiritually rejuvenating energies of Chalice Well.
For a longer stay, we have two retreat houses, Little St Michaels and Chalice Well Lodge, which can be booked by room or, for groups, as a whole. Both houses have 24-hour access to the gardens; there is nothing else like the quiet of the gardens in the evening.
We also have a light and airy, wood framed Meeting Room for holding meetings or workshops. Adjoined to Little St Michaels, the Meeting Room is perfectly situated for groups who wish to include workshops as part of their stay.
Private Access gives you exclusive access to the gardens, outside public opening times. Either as an individual, a group simply wishing to enjoy the gardens or for celebrating and honouring a particular moment in life’s journey, you can book the gardens for a couple of hours, before we open or after we close.
Read more on our about visiting page...
reconnect with nature, yourself and others at our
events, workshops & retreats
Our annual programme of events honours the seasons in nature which fall on days celebrated since ancient times. They are grounded in the common principles of community, stillness, blessing, communion, reflection, gratitude and celebration. That people gather together in a beautiful garden allows a shared acknowledgement of the sacred and the divine that transcends borders and differences.
Read more on our events page...
join our worldwide family of supporters
become a companion
There are different types of Companionship, which offer paths to supporting the Well in a way that is right for you. These include annual Companionship, becoming a Lifetime Supporter, an Active Supporter or a volunteer. We also offer a Gift Companionship - a unique present for those we care about.
"Companions come from all walks of life and from all belief systems - a worldwide family of people who feel drawn to this wonderfully powerful place of healing and peace."
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become a registered chalice well
We offer a series of practical and experiential workshops designed for practitioners, healers and therapists, but also open to anyone with an interest in vibrational essences who wishes to connect with the healing energies of the Chalice Well. Co-created and produced by the Chalice Well Trust in the Chalice Well Gardens, Glastonbury, Chalice Well Essences support and empower the healing journey, bringing love, balance, strength, and encouragement.
"There are certain geographical spots or centres where (...) the veil is 'thinner' than elsewhere (...that) are considered suitable for becoming spiritual and healing oases (...) through which light can pass down into our human atmosphere more easily than is the case elsewhere. Chalice Well is one such centre." Wellesley Tudor Pole from 'Light on the Path'
Read more on our Chalice Well Essences page...
a place within which to experience peace and from which to
take peace into the world
"The more love we reflect and share with one another, the greater will be the supply available to us: a supply that is infinite, boundless, never failing and eternal. When the truth of this realisation is recognised and utilised we shall be on the first lap of the road leading to the arrival of “Heaven on Earth"."
Wellesley Tudor Pole, founder of Chalice Well Trust, from his booklet 'God is Love'.