A room with a view

At the end of last week we finished putting another fully restored window back into the Cambridge bedroom in the Hall. The view out from this bedroom over the fields is beautiful and its great to have it back unobscured, with a window you can open and close… although its a bit chilly to keep it open right now!

Noah’s Ark

Over the summer it may have seemed that Noah’s Ark was arriving at Letton Hall as in the last few weeks a major piece of infrastructure has been installed. Over recent years it became clear that Letton’s 200 year old sewerage system was starting to fail. With more than 50 toilets, showers, sinks and baths all flowing through the crumbling …

Work(s) in progress…

For anyone who missed it… a few changes around Letton Hall this Summer. Danny and Alison Pritchard departed at the end of June. Danny has taken up a new role as a hospital chaplain. This has led to a few staff changes about the place. Firstly, Jon Horrox has stepped up to being the Centre Manager, whilst continuing to keep …

Vacancy for a Weekend Host…

As part of the ongoing changes in structure at Letton Hall, we are keen to hear from people who would be interested in serving as Weekend Hosts, to welcome and take care of our guest groups during their stay. This important task, to be the welcoming face of Letton Hall from the moment a group arrives and an available and willing support …

Big changes at Letton Hall!

It has been a while since we posted a blog but extreme weather and a busy calendar have kept us fully occupied! The heavy snow meant that we were unable to get in or out of Letton for several days and we were concerned the biomass boilers might run out of fuel. Thankfully this was not the case and our …

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness

John Keats ‘To Autumn’ – 1820 Keats’ familiar poem, written in an earlier time and perhaps more agrarian context, nevertheless beautifully sums up the season.  The season when the ground is permitted a brief respite before shielding the winter sown seeds from the coming frosts; when the trees shed their summer beauty after a  few brief weeks of technicolour splendour and …

Signs of life…

Today especially it feels like winter, still. It is cold and we work outside wrapped up against the elements and inside are blessed by our new and very effective biomass heating system! Even so, as we walk around the grounds of Letton Hall the damp decay and bare winter dress of the woodland is giving way to new signs of …

Not too late to plan a break for your group in 2017!

Would you like to plan a break for your church, or group at Letton Hall in 2017?  Well, it’s not too late… Most of our visiting groups plan their events a year or more ahead (although some are a bit more short notice)  Generally speaking that would be our advice, as our bookings calendar fills up early – so it’s good …

Tonka Toys at Letton

It has been a little while since we last blogged – but life has been rather full! After a long period of prayerfully exploring options for renewable energy, involving several false starts and some trips up blind alleys, we have finally embarked on the installation of a biomass plant for Letton Hall.  This is a large and expensive project, but …

Long distance volunteers!

It has been a delight to welcome some volunteers from New Zealand to Letton Hall recently! Calvyn and Alice Jonker, together with their daughter Claire have joined the team for two months, staying until the end of June.  It has been a joy to see how well the family have integrated with us – serving with such enthusiasm and generosity. Calvyn is …