Earth Festival: First Stirring | Midday Meditation
February 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm£2.30 – £5.10
Born from winter dreaming, life stirs and the first tender shoots emerge from the earth. As the wheel turns, we feel the promise of spring and the dawning of a new beginning.
FREE ADMISSION to the gardens between 10 am & 12 pm
Standard admission from 12 pm (see ticket prices above) | Companions FREE
Refreshments on sale 10 am to 1:30 pm
This is the first of our eight annual Earth Festivals which mark the cycle of nature.
We gather at the well head at 12 pm for celebration and meditation until 12:30.
At 12:30 we invite you to join us around the fire on the Lower Lawn for informal ’conversation’. We hope this will be an opportunity for people to share ideas, thoughts and beliefs, and a chance to increase connection through understanding.
As in previous years, the side gate in Wellhouse Lane will be opened at 11:20 pm to welcome participants in the White Spring ceremony to join us for the meditation.
Please feel free to join us for all or any part of the celebration.
Chalice Well is a World Peace Garden. A place of peace and tranquillity for those of all faiths and none. These festivals are grounded in common principles; welcome, stillness, silence, reflection, grace, communion, community, relationship, celebration, gratitude and blessing. That people gather together, not in a formalised building or structure of worship, but in a beautiful garden, allows a shared acknowledgement of the sacred and divine that transcends borders and differences.
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