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 - see opposite
A slideshow of the House can be seen below.
Click on the thumbnails to enlarge, or click "play".
When the House is open - Wednesdays-Sundays excluding holidays - Morning and Evening Prayer is said daily in the church at 9 am (Common Worship) and 5 pm (BCP.)
WESTCOTT HOUSE CAMBRIDGE
Ordinands from Wescott House came to Ferrar House for a Quiet Day on 28th November. There was a pilgrimage - walking to Steeple Gidding for Morning Prayer; walking in silence to the site of the Ferrar's House; then into the church. There were short talks at each of these points. Then there was a session in the warmth of the House until the Eucharist at 12 noon. After lunch there was a time of Quiet followed by Evening Prayer and afternoon tea.
A wide variety of group and individuals have held retreats and quiet days or Training weekends at Ferrar House so far this year. Contact Andrew, Warden of Ferrar House, to discuss how the facilities of the house might be suited for you or your group.
One aspect of visiting Ferrar House is the view of the Horse Chestnut tree in the field in front of the House.
See above the ever changing view of the tree through the seasons.
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. Click here to go to the History page.
To contact Ferrar House:
Use the email link below or 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: