Welcome to the Sheldon blog. A mixture of news, chat about life at Sheldon and forthcoming events.
Sheldon blog posts:
Closing doors, opening hearts Tue 24 March 2020
Sheldon closes for Coronavirus lockdown. Keeping in touch with what's happening.
Friends of Sheldon Mon 20 November 2017
The Friends of Sheldon newsletter is out now - your comments welcome!
Taking the long view Tue 06 September 2016
What’s it like to view things from a different angle now and again?
Why Mary and Martha? Sun 24 July 2016
Find out why Mary, Martha ... and Lazarus ... mean so much to us ...
Social media Sun 17 July 2016
For the very latest Sheldon news, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube …
New Alongsider Sun 03 July 2016
Alison is joining the Sheldon team in September. We would welcome your prayers for the preparation ...
Hospitality volunteers Sun 26 June 2016
Our hospitality volunteers are crucial to the care that we are able to give to our guests ...
Let us pray Mon 06 June 2016
Prayer is central to our life as a Community and to everything that we do at Sheldon ...
Sourcing our food Sun 22 May 2016
Find out where the ingredients come from for all those delicious Sheldon meals ...
Open Air Theatre Sun 08 May 2016
For six evenings each summer, the usual peace and tranquillity of Sheldon is set aside. Find out why ...
Sheldon's library Sun 24 April 2016
A comfortable place to browse and relax with an eclectic range of books to enjoy. More ...
Spring Lambs Sun 10 April 2016
At Sheldon we have two flocks of rare breed sheep. Meet this year's new-born lambs ...
Archbishop awards Canterbury Cross for Sheldon Ministry Fri 01 April 2016
Archbishop Justin has awarded the Canterbury Cross for Services to the Church of England for contributions to the alleviation of clergy stress. More ...
Alleluia! Christ is risen! Sun 27 March 2016
At Easter, we welcome a mix of volunteers and guests on retreat to share in our devotions and celebrations.
Vocational Openings at Sheldon Sun 28 February 2016
The Sheldon Community is looking to grow. Might this be you or someone you know? More ...
Caring for our land Sun 21 February 2016
The 45 acres of pasture, woodland and gardens at Sheldon don't look after themselves!
Farmhouse Office Sun 24 January 2016
Ever wondered what goes on behind the door of the Farmhouse Office?
Happy New Year Fri 01 January 2016
May the power of God this year enable us, the nakedness of God disarm us ...
An Art Shed Tue 06 October 2015
We're just about to apply for planning permission to build a dedicated Art Shed for guests at Sheldon to use. More ...
Blessing of the Farmhouse Tue 04 August 2015
The Bishop of London joined us for the weekend for Community Rededication, Annual Eucharist and Blessing of the Farmhouse.
The Sheldon Open Air Theatre Mon 20 July 2015
July sees Sheldon just a little noisier than some other times - concerts in support of Sheldon's ministry. More ...
Clergy Shop Talk Fri 12 June 2015
Sheldon has some rather special House Rules and we've recently taken a fresh look at how to help guests benefit from them
Infrastructure Mon 08 June 2015
Lots of work going on behind the scenes at Sheldon with physical and other infrastructure that underpins the ministry.
Farmhouse Thatch Tue 19 May 2015
Thatching a house is only done once every 20 - 30 years so we enjoy when it happens.
Transitional months Thu 30 April 2015
I came at a time of major transition in my life, and a time of great uncertainty as to my future ... Sheldon has been what I would call a very special holding place.
Blessing of the Community GreenHouse Mon 06 April 2015
A sunny Easter Monday for the blessing of the new Community GreenHouse
Being Good Enough Tue 24 March 2015
Emma Percy leads a retreat in July challenging expectations of perfection in the Christian the life. More ...
Why are we waiting? Sun 22 March 2015
A particular attitude to waiting is central to any serious spiritual practice. But what is it that makes enforced waiting so hard to bear?
Lent Lilies Sun 08 March 2015
The Teign Valley is famous for its Lent Lilies and we have some in the Sheldon Copse ...
Digging the Labyrinth Sun 01 March 2015
The beautiful labyrinth is available as a prayer space for guests to walk. We just have to keep filling in the holes the rabbits find it amusing to dig ...
News of Growing Community Mon 02 February 2015
It seems the new Community GreenHouse really is "growing Community" as we had hoped and prayed over recent months. More ...
The Community GreenHouse Thu 22 January 2015
The new Community GreenHouse is complete and Carl and Sue have moved in.
Spring Cleaning Fri 19 December 2014
It sounds a bit weird to be talking about "Spring" cleaning in December, but that's when the annual task begins. Sheldon's brilliant housekeeping team are hard at work cleaning every nook and cranny of the place.
Internal Communications Tue 16 December 2014
Friends with long memories may know that Sheldon's telephone line was struck by lightning on 4th January 2014. Almost 12 months later we have finally got to the end of the process of finding and repairing all the damage.