Ferrar House is a small Retreat Centre set in the beautiful and peaceful rolling countryside of Cambridgeshire. The House, at the end of a narrow lane, looks out onto open countryside.
Ferrar House is unique. A place of peace and prayer.
Ferrar House is the perfect place for:
Ferrar House is next to the historic church of St John's Little Gidding.
When the House is open - Wednesdays-Sundays excluding holidays - Morning and Evening Prayer is said daily in the church at 8 am and 5 pm. (Franciscan Daily Office.)
NICHOLAS FERRAR DAY - above
This year, the service to celebrate the life of Nicholas Ferrar, who died 4th December 1637, was held on Saturday 7th December.
The church was full and the guests enjoyed refreshments, including homemade soup and afternoon tea, at Ferrar House.
Little Gidding is famous for the Ferrars who came in 1626. Nicholas Ferrar bought the manor and left London with his mother, his sister Susanna, his brother John and their spouses and children.
The manor house was dilapidated and the church was used as a barn and pig sty. They restored the church, then the house.
Little Gidding is also famous for the visit, in 1936, of the poet T. S. Eliot, who published "Little Gidding" as the conclusion of his "Four Quartets" in 1942.
In the Church's Calendar Nicholas Ferrar is celebrated on 4th December.
For more history see the relevant page.
To contact Ferrar House:
Wendy Skirrow (Warden)
Use the email link below or the Contact form on the Contacts page.
SECOND FRIDAY EUCHARIST - Every second Friday of each month at noon a Eucharist is celebrated in St John's followed by a lunch in Ferrar House. All welcome but you need to notify the organisers if you are going to come so that there will be enough soup and bread. For the organiser's contact details please ask Ferrar House (01832 293383) or by clicking: