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Helen Stanton has been appointed as our new Warden.

Helen was previously an Anglican Tutor in Ethics, Doctrine and Spirituality at Queen’s Theological College in Birmingham. She will take on her new role from Monday 3rd July.

As Warden, Helen will play a key role in shaping the future life and ministry of the house.

Helen said: “I have visited Holland House many times over the last 20 years. It is an incredibly beautiful place which offers excellent hospitality in many ways. I have worked in the Anglican Church my whole life and have a real passion for prayer and spirituality, which I plan to bring to this role. I am looking forward to helping Holland House be a home from home for people who may be feeling tired and stressed, and giving people from all faiths and traditions an opportunity to develop their own spirituality. I will be working alongside a talented group of people and continuing to develop the retreat and conference centre from an already strong place.”

Helen is planning to reintroduce weekly eucharist services and house prayers at Holland House and will be developing a varied programme, including days based on her own interests around contemplative prayer and the visual arts. “Prayer and retreat are important parts of Christian discipleship,” continued Helen. “I’d like to offer people the chance to quietly offer their lives to God, as well as pray for the life of the world, developing links with social action.”