Friends of Park Place
"Time, spiritual peace, kindness and laughter are great healers and all are found among the community of Friends of Park Place."
Anne Gibbons, former Chairperson
The Friends of Park Place number almost 200 people from across the UK and beyond, who offer money, time, ideas and energy in support of the Sisters' projects at Park Place and in the developing world.
The Friends are the Sisters' 'supporters club', who extend the message of Park Place into the wider community. We come together for social and spiritual events, short courses and pilgrimages, enjoying each other's company as much as the special ambience of Park Place. We also offer the Sisters practical support through our fundraising.
At Park Place our purchases include computers for the office, furniture, a public address system and a loop for the hard of hearing in the chapel. Recent fundraising for overseas projects culminated in the purchase of a new mobile dispensary for the clinic in Ethiopia.
Why not think of becoming a Friend of Park Place? You will be part of an extended family dedicated to supporting the Sisters' work in the UK and in the developing world overseas. As a Friend, you may enjoy
The annual retreat at Park Place, led by a priest from the Diocese or from the Franciscan order
Pilgrimages to UK centres such as Canterbury, and European pilgrimages to Vezelay in France or to Assisi, the cradle of the Franciscan order.
An annual general meeting, where the Friends review their year’s activities and agree priorities for the coming year.
our quarterly news-sheet, ‘Perspective’ to keep you in touch will all that is happening at Park Place.
Invitations to social events such as the teas, performances, concerts and Garden Party organised by the Friends.