God blessed us with very mild weather on the 3rd October when we had our open day at the House of the Divine Will. This enabled our 130 plus guests to enjoy the grounds and cloister as well as visit the barn. It was good to meet many of the local people from the various churches and we look forward to developing our links with them over time. Quite a few also braved the journey from Walsingham, from London and various parts of Essex. See photos of the day on our facebook page here.

Joanna Bogle also gifted us with a hand embroidered kneeler which she personally presented to us on the day itself. It was inaugurated by Sr Camilla, in the chapel overlooking the Moors, as she offered a prayer for all our guests and in thanksgiving for having reached this day.

From 2pm until 5.30pm the stream of visitors touring the place and enjoying the scones and cream was constant and seemed unending. We could never have managed welcoming them all if it hadn’t been for the help of our great volunteers: Terry, Angie, Sarah, Sonia and Terri. So a BIG THANK YOU especially to them. By 6pm the flow of visitors had lessened and this made the viewing of the video clip on entering the chapel easier for everyone.