Quiet Garden Movement Annual Gathering

Saturday 11th May - 10am to 4pm

Quiet Gardens serve their local community in a simple, low cost way, by providing space in a context of natural beauty.

St Mark’s Quiet Garden, Haydock, Merseyside opened in 2010 the garden is on an area of formerly derelict ground adjacent to the church. It has informal, formal and wildlife areas for biodiversity, and a Spiritual Walk with Labyrinth. It is an intrinsic part of the Eco-Church plan of St. Mark's, which also runs a café and community projects on-site.

The day will take place at the Quiet Garden of St Mark’s Church Haydock in Merseyside and include talks, practical workshops and discussion – with opportunities for silent practice and to meet with others from the Quiet Garden Movement.

We will be joined by Tim Stead, author of ‘See, Love, Be: Mindfulness and the spiritual life’ and ‘Mindfulness and Christian Spirituality: Making space for God‘.

Tim is an accredited mindfulness teacher and associate of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. A former Church of England Vicar, he now operates as a freelance mindfulness teacher and writer.

Tea and coffee provided – bring your own packed lunch.

All are welcome but booking is essential please. You can use our online booking system at:


Or complete and return the book the booking form found in the 'How ro Book' box on the right.

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How to Book

Bookings can be taken from the website here.


Download a booking form here.

Cost of the day is £15.00 which includes tea and coffee, do bring your own packed lunch.

Venue and Travel Details

The day will take place at:
St. Mark's Church
West End Rd off Park Street
WA11 0AX

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By car: Off the M6 Jnc 23.
By rail to: St. Helens Central, Newton Le Willows (frequent trains on the Liverpool-Manchester route) or Earlestown (for services from Wales and the south via Chester), with local minibus pick-up.