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An invitation to join in peace from kindred spirits the Global Silent Minute organisation

The Global Silent Minute was inspired by the Big Ben Silent Minute introduced in the Second World War by Wellesley Tudor Pole (WTP), founder of Chalice Well Trust, as a “spiritual weapon” to harness the power of Silence in selfless service to be used for the benefit of all. The DNA for the Silent Minute[…]Read more…

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Glastonbury Virtual Summer Solstice

An invitation from Glastonbury Information Centre to join the Glastonbury Virtual Summer Solstice Join us on Sunday 21 June as we go live to stream the Summer Solstice sunrise from Glastonbury. It’s not safe yet for visitors to come to Glastonbury, so we decided to bring our fabulous town to you for a #safesummersolstice. A[…]Read more…

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When one feels helpless…

“When one feels helpless before the vast world chaos now thrown more sharply than ever into relief, it is helpful to remember how much can be done by quiet interior work and prayer.” Wellesley Tudor Pole (WTP), Founder, The Chalice Well Trust The Upper RoomThose of you who have stayed in our Retreat House may[…]Read more…

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The Origins of The Silent Minute

Family gathered around a radio

The Following is an extract taken from the book ‘Chalice Well: The Story of A Living Sanctuary’ published by The Chalice Well Trust Next day the speaker was killed. WTP was severely wounded; stranded behind enemy lines he managed to get back to the British forces. It was then that the idea of a daily[…]Read more…