The Chalice Well is among the best known and most loved holy wells in Britain. Many legends are attributed to its chalybeate waters, which flow ceaselessly at a steady rate and temperature that never varies. Not least among these is that they represent the blood of Christ miraculously springing forth from the ground when Joseph of Arimathea buried or washed the cup used at the Last Supper. For others the waters are acknowledged as the essence of life, the gift from Mother Earth to sustain its living forms and so a continuous spring like Chalice Well is a direct expression of an unbounded life force.
To safeguard and protect this place the Chalice Well Trust was established in 1959 by Wellesley Tudor Pole to enable visitors and pilgrims to receive inspiration and refreshment from the waters and gardens.
Chalice Well: The Story of a Living Sanctuary
For the first time, the official history of Chalice Well is told in this fascinating book containing unseen images and untold stories from with the Chalice Well and David Russell archives. A must read for anyone with an interest in or connection to the Well.
Within the pages of this book, you will find the unfolding story of this ’living sanctuary’. At a time in human history when we have realised the finite nature of the biosphere/planet, a natural place of peace and contemplation where the veil between the worlds is thin, takes a more important role.
“What better time to produce a book fashioned by a number of creative minds covering different aspects of Chalice Well, all closely concerned with the preservation of the unique qualities of this very special piece of hallowed ground.” Hamish Miller | Dowser and Author