In harmony with creation
Holland House stands in three acres of beautiful gardens alongside the River Avon and is situated in the beautiful Vale of Evesham, an area with a long history of market gardening including some of the best quality apples, plums, pears and, of course, the famous ‘grass’ (asparagus). Since 1946 it has been a Retreat House, offering opportunities for individual and group day and residential retreats as well as providing a place for a variety of groups to meet and share in discussion and other activities.
The House is run by an independent charitable trust with close links to the Anglican Diocese of Worcester. The staff include a warden, administrative, kitchen and housekeeping staff and many others come into the House to lead retreats and other activities. Many people who have experienced the welcome, hospitality and ethos of the House continue to support the work of the House, both financially and through voluntary help, by becoming ‘Friends of Holland House’.
Holland House boldly states that it seeks to be “in harmony with creation”. This means understanding our place as individuals, groups and human beings in a creation filled with many other kinds of being.
Holland House seeks to provide the space, time and ethos that will facilitate an authentic encounter with self, the other and the Divine – whether on retreat, at a business meeting with colleagues, walking in the gardens, or sitting in quiet meditation.
Being in harmony with creation also means finding harmony with other faith traditions, and in support of this aim Holland House seeks to encourage people from other traditions to use the House and to share the treasures of their own tradition with us.
The vision for Holland House is to increasingly become a place that enables this encounter to take place, whilst remaining rooted in its Christian tradition. By positively inviting people of every faith and none to share their own encounters with the Divine, Holland House actively pursues its stated aim: to discover and promote harmony with all creation.
Holland House is committed to working towards a sustainable and environmentally sound future.
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