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Dear God...
“The ocean is like God and raindrops are the religion. When they fall into the ocean they become one.”
Zoya Ahmed and Nurun Uddin

Holy Rood House

The Hildegard Project

The Hildegard Project, a direct response to COVID, builds on the work of the community for over 27 years, now facing a rapidly changing world.

Inspired by Hildegard of Bingen, 12thc., who had a holistic approach to healing, we are taking forward our commitment to healing. Supporting people of all ages in their physical, mental and spiritual health through recognising the interface between the gardens, arts, spirituality and justice, which get to the heart of this project. We find that awareness between nature, spirituality and hospitality empowers people towards transformation of life.

Our therapeutic and theological work inform each other, challenging the community to respond to the health needs of individuals, especially children and young people, whose lives have been shattered due to the pandemic, and to communities and the earth.

This project supports pastoral and practical work in the gardens, providing a healing environment based on a just way of working the land.

Whilst our gardens have always been a public space, we are creating ways forward through the Hildegard Project, for many to find their way here following lockdown, to connect with nature and their own therapeutic and spiritual journey.

Our ‘Ecology of Health’ educational work connects Global, Personal and Spiritual Health. Within our gentle Christian ethos and through our professional therapeutic and chaplaincy work, we will accompany people who are reaching out to us, looking for care and respite, counselling and spiritual nourishment. The Hildegard Project will enrich and enhance this vital work.

So welcome to Holy Rood, a vibrant, safe and sacred space. As you come across the threshold you will discover something unique as together we develop The Hildegard Project.
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One of our guests produced this collage during lockdown which shows the gardens, the house and the community with the open door.



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