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Service Times

Visitors are welcome
to join with the Community
at any or all of the services.

They will be held in the chapel unless otherwise shown
For service times please CLICK HERE or on the picture above


When: 21st to 24th June 2019

(third night optional)

John Bradburne

He was a poet and musician, a lover of nature - birds and bees - a Franciscan tertiary and a mystic.

All welcome to hear about and discuss the life of this great man

John Bradburne, born in Cumbria the son of an Anglican vicar, ended his life caring for lepers in Zimbabwe.

The process for his beatification has begun.

John Bradburne
Topics will include:

  • John Bradburne’s life
  • The poetry of nature and prayer
  • Human beings and honey bees

A visit to John’s birthplace will be included

Speakers will include:

Professor David Crystal, Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor.

He is the author of over a hundred books on a huge range of topics connected with language. He is currently editing the poetry of John Bradburne, about which he has also written.

Dr Julia Pigott, who has been bee-sotted since childhood. She and her husband run BeeEd and she works for the National Bee Unit.


To secure a place please send a deposit of £50 (cheques payable to ‘Boarbank Hall’).

Standard prices apply for our Guest House per night (full board and lodging), (CLICK HERE for details) and we would also ask for a donation to help with course costs, speakers etc, as you are able and think appropriate.

Payment by donation only is available to students, the low-paid or anyone who needs it to attend. Please don’t hesitate to ask!

For more information and bookings,
please contact SR MARGARET

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