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Church Times Green Health Awards

Delighted to announce that Paul Church Quiet Garden has been shortlisted for the Church Times Green Health Award along with churches in Lincoln, Edinburgh, Manchester and 5 others with overall winner to be announced at a special event on October 2nd at Lambeth Palace.

The award celebrates the way churches have been creative in using their green spaces. The Quiet Garden is now regularly used by the Sensory Trust to bring people suffering with Dementia and their carers to enjoy the peaceful setting. A group from the John Daniel Centre in Penzance come to garden there and are looking after the Spiral Area for us. And of course, members of our faithful Pretty Committee continue to do a wonderful job in keeping the area looking so tidy - though any health benefits of this activity are soon lost through the consuming of quantities of cake at the Wednesday Coffee mornings! This group is always grateful for new members so if you fancy joining this happy band of mowers and strimmers please contact David Carpenter for more information 731861

Other people who have benefited from the unique atmosphere of this place are the veterans who have been creating the new Sculpture to mark the Centenary of the end of the First World War and the young people who take part in the Summer Playscheme and use the Garden for Tree Climbing and 2018 style Famous Five Adventures.

As well as these benefits to Mental and Physical Health there are the Celtic Saints story boards to promote Spiritual Health. Each station offers a reflective action which encourages you to think a bit deeper about the world around and about your own journey through life. If you have not yet visited the Quiet Garden at Paul, please do so and share the peace as so many have done and continue to do so.



Following news that summer 2018 was the hottest on record in England and the UK’s joint warmest overall, The Bishop of Salisbury, Nicholas Holtam, the Church of England's lead bishop for Environmental Affairs, said:

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