|12:00pm||Doors open for sightseeing|
|4:00pm||Last entry for sightseeing|
Lunchtime talk: A Place of Refuge - In conversation with Tobias Jones
17 September 2015
|Lunchtime talk: A Place of Refuge|
|Saturday 3 October | 1 - 2pm|
|Wren Suite, Cathedral Crypt|
Five years ago, best-selling author Tobias Jones and his wife set up a woodland sanctuary for people in a period of crisis in their lives. Windsor Hill Wood quickly became a well-known refuge, and a family home was transformed into a small community.
Jones' new book A Place of Refuge is the story of that evolving community: the characters and conflicts, the miracles and mistakes. It is not about a retreat from the world, but about a deeper engagement with it. In it Jones examines the consequences of our way of life with all its violence and disconnection, and contemplates the ways in which nature and stillness offer solace to those in torment.
At this lunchtime special event chaired by the Reverend Canon Mark Oakley, Chancellor of St Paul's, Jones will talk about both his experience of living in community, and the recording of that experience in A Place of Refuge.