Guidelines for faith groups using Kelston Roundhill

Kelston clump on 1 June 2019, the start of Pride Month.

One way or another Kelston Roundhill has always been and will always be a sacred spot. We’re not aware of any records surviving from Celtic or Roman times, but in recent years we’ve welcomed CofE groups for awaydays and evensong, Quaker days of quiet, school Ascension Day assemblies, Buddhist monks and Rastafari.

They come either informally as walkers on the hill, or by invitation and booking in advance for awaydays, worship and memorial events in the Old Barn.

Pilgrims are always welcome. And it’s a perfect location for private reflection of all sorts.

But we must remind visitors to seek permission in advance for any proposed group event. That isn’t simply as a matter of courtesy; bear in mind this is a working farm on private land.

We’re very open to hosting multi-faith and interfaith events. But the Old Barn project has a certain ethos with which fundamentalism, evangelism or missionary zeal are not compatible.

And – as for each and every visitor – leave no trace.

Pride Month banners provided by Bath Quaker Wren Sidhe.

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