Although the opportunities to leave home are still strictly limited, (only very local walks, cycles or runs avoiding crossing village boundaries to access green space allowed), God’s creation thrives in other ways. While this year we couldn't offer snowdrops in pots from the Chapel, we offered to reserve bulbs in pots until travel restrictions were lifted. It was a bit of a leap of faith as to whether this would work - but it did!
We were greatly helped by some publicity on local TV and radio and in newspapers as well as The Church Times. The orders came in thick and fast and some locally based people have been able to collect snowdrops from the Chapel. The weather has not been great for actually visiting the grounds which was a shame because the display has been magnificent.
Apart from raising much-needed funds, using our 'click, reserve and collect later' service has generated all kinds of interesting stories about the meaning of snowdrops to different people.
Thank you to everyone who has made donations - we are very grateful. Next year, we look forward to visitors enjoying the snowdrops in the Chapel grounds and meeting more of you in person.
During 2019 we had an idea to celebrate the Pilgrim Fathers journey from Plymouth 450 years ago in 1620. The ‘Year of the Pilgrim’ project was born! We knew the obvious historical, architectural, artistic and religious significance of all our Churches and Chapels on Dartmoor. We knew we had many visitors. Why not combine walks between the Churches and Chapels in the form of a pilgrimage?
THE JOURNEY SO FAR.
For obvious Covid pandemic reasons our journey has not been smooth. But we remain optimistic. Templates for each Church brochure and maps for each walk have been drafted and new Pilgrim Trails website is about to be launched! Each Church brochure, with photographs and points of interest to visitors, as well as maps and descriptions of the walks will be available for download.
All we need now is a little help from you! Knowledge and interest in your own Church? Keen walker? Keen photographer? Just let us know if you want to help in any way.
or visit www.pilgrimtrails.co.uk
We are pleased to announce that from Thursday 18th June the chapel will reopen for private prayer and meditation only on Thursdays and Mondays between 9.30am and 5.30pm.
Please observe the hygiene and social distancing instructions for your own safety and that of others. Thank you!
Our parish church, St. Mary the Virgin at Holne, will also be open between 10am and 5.30pm on Wednesdays and Sundays starting on Wednesday 17th June.
Due to coronavirus, the Forest Inn Public House is currently closed
Regular opening hours vary, but core hours are 12-3pm and 6-11pm. If you are visiting the Chapel you don't have far to go for refreshment! Closed Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter