Events at Foxhill

A Prayer for Advent

In this Advent of expectation draw us together in unity, that our praise and worship might echo in these walls and also through our lives.
In this Advent of expectation draw us together in mission, that the hope within might be the song we sing, and the melody of our lives.
In this Advent of expectation draw us together in service, that the path we follow might lead us from a stable to a glimpse of eternity. John Birch 

Saturday 7th December – 9.30am
Woodlands Volunteer Day & Carols around the Campfire

Many hands make light work! This day will continue to focus on The Anniversary Garden, preparing it for the planting of 50 fruit trees in the new year. Following on from the success of the last volunteer day in November, our gardener James said:

“The planting up of our new fruit trees has come a step closer thanks to some much appreciated volunteer efforts on Saturday! In mercifully dry-ish weather, we tackled the old terraces near the orchard, starting a gargantuan task of restoring the yew hedge at the top of the bank and then removing great quantities of gorse and brambles that inhabited the terrace below. This has the effect of allowing foot passage along the terrace for the fist time in a while and letting much needed light flood the area meaning people can now sit on the benches below without being snagged by thorns! Once the terrace is clear, we can then start planting the fruit trees in the new year. This exciting task, however, must be first preceded with a second go at the clearing, so please do join us for another round of hearty work and even heartier company on December 7th!”

The day will begin at 9.30am and finish with us gathering around a campfire at around 4pm for some carols and mulled wine (weather permitting). Lunch and refreshments will be provided to keep energy levels up! If you would like to join us for some or all of the day, please contact the Foxhill team for catering purposes. If you would like to donate a tree to The Anniversary Garden, a limited number are still available – more information can be found here.

Monday 9th – Friday 13th December
Each evening: Room at the Inn

A Series of short services offering space to reflect and reconnect with the true meaning of Christmas, and find joy in Emmanuel – God with us.
6.30pm – House open for quiet time in the Chapel or a chat in the Sitting Room
7.30pm – 8pm – Gather in the Chapel
Refreshments to follow.
Although booking is not essential, it is helpful for catering purposes – please call or email the Foxhill team if you would like to attend.

Saturday 14th December – 4pm
Journey to Bethlehem

An all age carol service bringing the Christmas story to life as we follow Mary and Joseph through the grounds of Foxhill on a candle-lit journey to Bethlehem. Although this is a free event, booking is essential as places are limited. Please email the Foxhill team here.

Sunday 15th December
Christmas Lunch & Carol Service

Join the Friends of Foxhill for a day of fellowship and celebration.
1pm Christmas lunch – £15pp 2.30pmCarol Service in the Chapel
All are welcome – please book in advance with the Foxhill team here.

Quiet Day at Foxhill

“Be reconciled…”
A Friends of Foxhill Quiet Day
Led by the Revd Jenny Bridgman

Thursday 17th October 2019: 9.30am – 4.00pm 

£10pp for Friends of Foxhill – Includes lunch and refreshments. Note: Whilst this is advertised as a Friends event, it is open to all and people are welcome to join the friends when they book.

In the following three short sessions we will explore the vocation of the People of God to be reconcilers and peacemakers in the communities in which we are placed:

  • As society around us becomes increasingly entrenched, what of our scriptures, tradition and experience might help to bring healing and restoration to communities torn apart in recent years?
  • What role is the Church being called to play in holding together increasingly diverse groups of people, and what greater hope might provide a focus for the restoration of these relationships?
  • How might reconciliation work for each of us on the smallest of scales, as we each seek to be “reconciled to God” and to one another?

Each session will be followed by a longer period of silence for prayer and reflection.

Jenny is the Associate Vicar of Timperley, Assistant DDO in the Diocese of Chester, and a Spiritual Accompanier.

For bookings and further details please contact Foxhill: foxhill@chester.anglican.org or 01928 733777.

Friends of Foxhill

FRIENDS OF FOXHILL EVENTS 2019.

Thank you for supporting the work of Foxhill House in so many different ways. There is a sense of gathering excitement as the work flourishes, but all the more need for a circle of people who are praying in an informed and regular way. Thank you all for doing this.

As we look into 2019 we would like to invite you to the following specific Friends’ events:

Fellowship on Mondays

We meet each Monday at 11.30am for Coffee followed at 12noon for a service of Holy Communion. On the third Monday of each Month we enjoy a light lunch following the service (Soup, bread and Fruit with Coffee/Tea) £6.00 per person.

Prayer on Saturdays

A vital part of the Friends is to pray for the ministry of Foxhill and we will be gathering on the following Saturdays to pray between 9.30am to 11.00am finishing with Coffee.

16th March, 18th May, 4th June, 20th July, 17th August, 21st September, 19th October, 16th November and 7th  December.

Daffodil Time

As we enjoy Foxhill as Friends we will be celebrating our Daffodils on Sunday 10th March 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm, with an opportunity to enjoy the grounds and the Daffodils with refreshments we will conclude with Evening prayer at 4.00 pm.

Fifty Years of Ministry

As Foxhill celebrates 50 years of ministry we will gather on the Saturday 20th July between 2.30 pm and 4.30 pm for a time of celebration and thanksgiving for the ministry of Foxhill and the Friends.

Quiet Day for Friends

Once again, we are offering a Quiet Day for the Friends and the 2019 quiet day will be on Thursday 17th October – the person leading this day will be announced in due course.

Friends’ Christmas

On Sunday 15th December – Friends’ Christmas lunch and Carol service. Lunch at 1.00 pm followed by Carol service at 2.30 pm

Whilst these events are designed to support the work of Friends of Foxhill, those who would like to be Friends are very welcome. Please let other people know about these events and encourage them to be part of the Friends of Foxhill.

We have several events both residential and non- residential please visit our website  www.foxhillchester.org

Foxhill- Weekend led by Veronica

7th-9th September 2018
The Harvest of our Lives Led by Canon Veronica Hydon

A creative weekend using a variety of art and craft materials to explore and celebrate different skills each of us have discovered, practised and developed during our lifetimes in a range of work and leisure contexts, and sharing how God has blessed and encouraged us along the way.

This weekend will be contemplative as well as companionable. A time for greater appreciation of our own achievements as labourers in God’s Harvest.

£165pp including all meals & en-suite accommodation

Foxhill House and Woodlands, Tarvin Road, Frodsham WA6 6XB
The Diocese of Chester centre for prayer, study & mission